THE BLUE KIMONO
Oil on panel: 75 x 47.5 cm / 29.5 x 18.7 ins
Signed middle right
Painter of genre scenes, figures, portraits and animals.
Frans Verhas was a pupil of the Termonde and Brussels Academies. He was the son of Emmanuel Verhas, who gave drawing lessons at the Termonde Academy for more than thirty years.
Frans Verhas lived in Paris for a long time and took part in several salons. In 1867 he settled down in Schaerbeek.
He was influenced by Florent Willems and worked in a romantic style. Verhas’s fashionable interiors recall the paintings of Willems but also those of his brother, Jan Verhas.
Termonde 1832 - Brussels 1894
Antwerp - Brussels - Ghent - Liège - Termonde
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 745.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 519.