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“La Confidence”

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Artist: VICTOR FONTAINE

REF
374789
Height
71.5 cm (28 1/4")
Width
56 cm (22")

VICTOR FONTAINE
1837-1884
Belgian School

Oil on canvas, laid on board


This artist was born on 9th June 1837 in Cuesmes-Les-Mons and had his artistic training initially as a pupil at the Mons Academy but later in the studio of the renowned realistic orientalist painter Jean François Portaels.

He was best known as a painter of genre subjects, portraits and of floral still lives but also produced a number of landscapes. Fontaine was a participant in the Ghent Exhibition of 1868. The Mons Museum has some of his works in its collection.

He died on 12th April 1884 at Ixelles-Les-Bruxelles.


Bibliography: Lexicon of the Belgian Romantic Painters – William G Flippo
Dictionnaire des Peintres – E Benezit
Height
71.5 cm (28 1/4")
Width
56 cm (22")
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