THE WINE TASTER
Oil on panel: 31.5 x 24 cm / 20.7 x 26.4 ins
Signed lower right; certified and titled on the back
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.
Some of his paintings are in the collections of the Fine Arts Museum in Antwerp and the Groeninge Museum in Bruges.
Antwerp 1822 - 1900
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. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 497.