COL David (& MAES Egène)
Oil on canvas: 85.8 x 67.3 cm / 33.8 x 26.5 ins
Signed and dated '1882' lower left
David COL: Painter of genre scenes.
David Col was a pupil of Nicaise De Keyser at the Antwerp Academy and specialised in anecdotical scenes. He made his debut in 1846 in Antwerp. Many of his works were bought by American collectors. He exhibited with great success in Antwerp, Brussels, Dunkerque, Ypres and Philadelphia. He collaborated with Eugène Maes, Hendrik Savrij, Cornelis Van Leemputten and Henri Schouten.
Eugène Rémy MAES: Painter of portraits and animals.
Eugène Maes was a pupil of the Brussels Academy of Fine Arts, where, at the age of 19, he won an honorable mention for a drawing after nature. A lot of his works reside in American collections. He often collaborated with David Col and Jan Portielje.
David COL: Antwerp 1822 - 1900 Bel. School
Eugène MAES: Puurs 1849 - Kontich 1931 Bel. School
Antwerp - Bruges - Brussels - Chicago - Cincinnati - Ixelles - Montreal - Rostock
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p.114-118 & p. 446.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 497 & p. 509.