THE PUPPET SHOW
Oil on canvas: 90 x 69 cm / 35.4 x 27.2 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of portraits and genre scenes.
Albert Roosenboom was a pupil of the realist painter and sculptor Constantin Meunier.
From 1869 on he exhibited in Brussels, in 1871 in Ghent and in 1874 in London. He exhibited a painting, titeld “Un coup d’oeil dans l’avenir” [” A Look Into The Future”], at the XXVIIIe Exposition Nationale et Triennale de Gand [XXVIIIth National and Triennial Ghent Exhibition] held in 1871 in the Ghent Casino (number 1097 in the catalogue).
Roosenboom had a predilection for depictions of domestic life and (female) figures in an interior.
Brussels 1845 - 1875
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 565.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 513, illustration p. 294.