VERWEE Louis Charles

THE BLUE KIMONO

Oil on canvas: 69 x 35 cm / 27.2 x 13.8 ins
Signed lower right

Painter of portraits and genre scenes.

Louis Charles Verwee was the son of Louis-Pierre Verwee and the brother of Alfred Verwee. He was a pupil of his father and, later on, of Jean-Baptiste De Jonghe. He exhibited at the Brussels Salon of 1854, the Antwerp Salon of 1861, the Ghent Salon of 1871 and in Amsterdam in 1877.

Works delicately painted with lots of light and soft colours.

The Belgian King Leopold II bought his “Diplomatie”; today, it is conserved in the Royal Collection.

Period:
Brussels 1835 - 1882
Belgian School

Exhibitions:
Belgian Royal Collections

Literature:
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 770.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 519, illustration p. 91.