THE PREFERRED PASTIME
Oil on panel: 37 x 46 cm / 14.6 x 18.1 ins
Signed lower right; certified on the back
Painter of genre scenes and seascapes.
Edward Portielje was the younger brother of Gerard Portielje and the son and pupil of Jan Portielje. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, for drawing under Polydore Beaufaux and for painting under Nicaise De Keyser and Charles Verlat. He successfully exhibited his works in Antwerp, Reims, The Hague, Namur, Mons, Liège, Spa, Verviers and Middelburg.
Antwerp 1861 - 1949
Antwerp - Chicago - Sydney
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 528-531.
I. Bruynooghe, "Het œuvre van/The works of Portielje Jan - Gerard - Edward", Roeselare 2001.