Superb 1853 Belgian -French Master painting, a great romantic scene, by the highly listed 19thc Master Jean Baptiste Van Moer ( 1819-1884). “resting at the courtyard, watching the pigeons” Watercolor/ mixed media painting, signed lower left In the a great French gilded frame, frame is from around 1930.. Signed lower left ” JB Van Moer 1853″. ( J and B interlaced) Directly from a estate collection. The colours are stronger in the real, the jpg’s are a little too bright. Jan Baptiste Van Moer was a painter of landscapes, but mainly of urban sights and historical architectures. Pupil of François Bossuet at the Academy of Brussels. To get inspiration, he travelled to France, Italy, Germany, Dalmatia, Egypt, Syria, Spain and Portugal. But he worked also in his own country, near Brussels. He received many official commissions: he made drawings for Queen Victoria and for King Leopold II of Belgium (1855); he executed three huge sights of Venice (1867-68), and he painted a series of four views for the Royal Palace of the mayor of Brussels (1875). The Belgian industrialist Jules Anspach asked him to make 15 sights of Brussels quarters on the point of being demolished in the city’s renovation program and destined for the waiting-room of his office in the City Hall. By their photographic precision, these works have a documentary value. The works showing daily life in Brussels are realistic visions of the city. Van Moer also made a series of wall-paintings for several mansions in Paris and Brussels. He is listed in all major art references, as the Benezit, Thieme-Becker, etc.. His works can be found in collections and museums all over the world.
The colours and details are exquisite. Please admire the details and the warm colours, … really exquisite state for a 1853 painting! The painting is not faded or damaged or restored. This painting was kept away from the sun. There are some notes from the previous owner about the painter at the back of the frame.
This painting/watercolor comes with a full COA and a value estimation of 1500US$.
Real Top Museum Quality! Ready to be added to your private collection! A painter with high value and the values keep on rising every year. A great investment!
dimensions: frame : 24.2″ x 19.9″ ( 61.5 x 50.5 cm), painting: 12.4″ x 9.6″ ( 31.5 x 24.5 cm) .
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