Oil on canvas: 64.5 x 77.5 cm / 25.4 x 30.5 ins
Signed and dated 'T. 65 N' lower left
Painter of interiors and genre scenes.
Charles Venneman was a pupil of Ferdinand De Braekeleer the Elder. He began his artistic career in 1837. He enjoyed a very good reputation during his lifetime.
Venneman successfully exhibited in Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels. He took part at the Exposition Nationale in Brussels in 1842. His son Camille was also a talented painter.
Ghent 1803 - Brussels 1875
P. & V. Berko "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 734.