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Work: 30,5 x 27 cm
Frame: 51 x 48 cm
The reverse with a handwritten certificate by the artist himself (countersigned).
Jan David Col was a Belgian painter of genre scenes with an anecdotal character. He received his artistic training at the Academy of Antwerp, under the direction of Nicaise De Keyser. He gave his first exhibition in 1846 and was quickly appreciated for his depictions of scenes with a humorous and anecdotal touch from everyday life. With these folksy scenes he practiced the same style as Jean-Baptiste Madou (1796-1877) and especially Ferdinand de Braekeleer (1792-1883). He sometimes collaborated with Eugène Remy Maes (1849-1931), who painted animals and chickens, and Constant Boon (1830-1882). His paintings are exhibited in the museums of Antwerp (Royal Museum of Fine Arts), Bruges (Groeninge Museum), Brussels, Ixelles, Chicago, Cincinnati, Montreal and Rostock. (link)
- Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 19th Century European Paintings, Oct. 16 2007, lot 92 (hammer price: €5.500).