THE LITTLE FRITTER THIEVES
Oil on panel: 67.3 x 53 cm / 26.5 x 20.9 ins
Signed and dated '1884' lower left
Painter of genre scenes, portraits and historical subjects; etcher.
Constant Cap was a pupil at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp under Polydore Beaufaux, Joseph Geefs and Bernard Pierre Weiser. He also studied under Auguste De Wilde at the Saint- Nicolas Academy. His preferred subjects were Flemish fairs, rural and middle-class interiors and also animated train compartments. His views of old Antwerp are particularly interesting.
Cap was awarded Gold Medals at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London, 1873, and in Antwerp in 1879. He participated in the Universal Exhibition of Antwerp in 1894. He was a good friend of David Col and Henri De Braekeleer.
Saint-Nicolas 1842 - Antwerp 1915
Antwerp - Brussels - Utrecht
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, pp. 82 - 83.