THE YOUTHFUL SUITOR
Oil on canvas: 70 x 50 cm / 27.5 x 19.7 ins
Signed lower left
Painter of genre scenes; engraver.
Théodore Gérard was a pupil of the Ghent Academy. He settled down in Brussels in 1863. He travelled to Germany and Austria-Hungary and was awarded medals at the Salon of Philadelphia in 1870, of London in 1871, of Vienna in 1873 and of Brussels in 1875. He was a professor at the Brusssels Academy of Fine Arts.
Ghent 1829 - Laeken (Brussels) 1902
Antwerp - Brussels - Courtrai - Ghent - Liège
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 309.