DE NOTER Pierre-François
WINTER IN GHENT
Oil on canvas: 81.5 x 107 cm / 32.1 x 42.1 in
Signed by the two artists and dated '1826' lower middle
Painter of landscapes, city views and interiors; etcher, watercolourist and engraver.
Pierre François De Noter was the uncle of David De Noter and the brother of Jean-Baptiste De Noter. He studied sculpture under van Geel at the Mechlin Academy until 1793, but from 1807 on he devoted his life to painting. He toured Holland, Switzerland and France. A prizewinner in Ghent in 1820, he was appointed teacher at the Ghent Academy two years later. De Noter succeeded in giving a pleasant and picturesque aspect to his city views and landscapes.
The qualities that distinguish his works are aptness of drawing, accuracy of detail and particularly a genuineness and harmony of colour.
He often collaborated with Eugène Verboeckhoven, who added figures and animals to his paintings.
Waelhem 1779 - Ghent 1843
Courtrai - Ghent - Liège - New York
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 212.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 499.