THE GRAND CANAL IN VENICE
Oil on canvas: 86 x 158 cm / 33.8 x 62.2 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of seascapes and beach scenes, occasionally enriched with animals.
François Musin was a pupil of François Bossuet. He exhibited in Europe and the United States from 1840 till his death. He achieved great succes during his lifetime and won many awards and honorable mentions, p.e. he was made a Knight in the Order of Leopold.
His son Auguste Musin also became a painter of seascapes.
In 1988, the Ostend Fine Arts Museum dedicated a major exhibition to François Musin, titled: “François Musin, Painter of Seascapes”.
Ostend 1820 - Brussels 1888
Bristol - Brussels - Calais - Liège - Montreal - Nice - Ostend - Reims - Ypres
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 484.
P.& V. Berko, "Seascapes of Belgian Painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1984, p. 114-123.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters, Knokke 2011, p. 511.