VAN MOER Jean-Baptiste
VIEW OF SAINT MARK’S SQUARE, VENICE
Oil on panel: 41 x 49,5 cm / 16.1 x 19.5 in
Signed and dated '1879' lower left
Painter of landscapes and town views. Orientalist.
A pupil of François Bossuet at the Brussels Academy, Jean-Baptiste Van Moer exhibited in Brussels, Lyons, Metz, Paris and Vienna and travelled to France, Italy, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Egypt and Syria.
He made various decorative panels for the Royal Palace in Brussels and a series of views of Brussels for the Brussels Town Hall. These views of Brussels, which he left to posterity, are of great interest both from a documentary and iconographic point of view because they exemplify the history of Belgian pictorial art.
Van Moer painted with finesse and a beautiful harmony of bright and vivid colours. He was held in high esteem.
The Hermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg has his “A Painters Studio (1854)” in its collection.
Brussels 1819 - 1884
Amiens - Brussels - Ixelles - Saint-Petersburg
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 713.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 518, illustration p. 240.