DELVIN Jean Joseph


Oil on canvas: 60 x 50 cm / 23.6 x 19.7 ins
Signed lower right

Painter of figures and genre scenes, animals and landscapes.

Jean Joseph Delvin was a pupil of Théodore-Joseph Canneel at the Fine Arts Academy in Ghent and of Jean-François Portaels and Alfred Cluysenaar at the Brussels Academy. He made a study trip to Spain. He taught at the Brussels Fine Arts Academy and later became its principal.

His bullfights recall those of Goya.

He was awarded a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900 with his “Summer Morning”.

Ghent 1853 - 1922
Belgian School

Brussels - Ghent - Liège - Paris - Venice

P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 500, illustration p. 340.