SCHAEP Henri Adolphe
THE FOUNTAIN OF NEPTUNE
Oil on panel: 51 x 74 cm / 20 x 29.1 ins
Signed and dated 1852 lower right
Painter of seascapes; etcher and watercolourist.
The Schaep family moved to Antwerp in 1828, where Henri-Adolphe Schaep became a pupil of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1838, along with the seascape painter Egide Linnig. However, painting was not Schaep’s main activity: he was also embarked on a military career, as did the seascape painter Henri Le Hon, and, as a result, travelled widely for many years. From 1848 on, Schaep regularly took part in the Triennial Shows in Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent and in more modest provincial exhibitions. At the 1840 Antwerp Show, his presentation of “Breakwater at Antwerp at the time a ship is launched” marked the beginning of his artistic career.
Schaep’s technique is classic and of a high level.
Malines 1826 - Antwerp 1870
Antwerp - Brussels - Ostend - Ypres
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 581.
P. & V. Berko, "Seascapes of Belgian Painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1984, p. 140-147.