BRAEKELEER Adrien (De)
THE COURTEOUS MEETING
Oil on panel: 120,5 x 148 cm / 40.3 x 58.3 in
Signed and dated '1846' lower left; inscription 'terminé 1854'
Painter of genre scenes, interiors and animals.
Adrien de Braekeleer was born in Antwerp on March 1, 1818 and died in Borgerhout on April 5, 1904. He was the nephew and a pupil of Ferdinand De Braekeleer. His brother Jacques was a sculptor. In 1874 he exhibited at the Ghent Salon. He was also a regular participant at the Antwerp Salon. From 1849 to 1891 he mainly painted kitchen scenes and other preferred subjects such as blacksmiths. He was influenced by the 17th century masters and Henry Leys.
His pictures are of the highest quality and are painted with delicacy.
Antwerp 1818 - Borgerhout 1904
Antwerp - Hamburg - Lierre - Montreal - Rennes - Stuttgart
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 151.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 498, illustration p. 443.