THE UNEXPECTED ARRIVAL
Oil on canvas: 105,5 x 138,7 cm / 41,5 x 54.6 in
Signed and situated 'Antwerpen' lower right; certified, situated and dated 'Anvers 30 juin 1896' on the back
Painter of portraits and romantic genre scenes.
Evert-Jan Boks was a pupil of Arie Lieman and Willem Riem Vis in Apeldoorn and then studied at the Royal Academy in Antwerp, where he won the first prize in 1863. Later, he also won the Prix de Rome.
After study tours, mainly in France and Italy, he settled permanently in Antwerp.
Many of his works went to the United States.
Boks frequently exhibited in Belgium and at the Paris Salons. He was awarded the Order of Leopold by the Belgian Government.
Beekbergen (Apeldoorn) 1838 - Antwerp 1914
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 53-54.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 494, illustration p. 436-437.