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    Sale 5404

    Nineteenth Century European Art

    19 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 5

    Alfred Stevens (Belgian, 1823-1906)

    Collecting fruits of the sea

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alfred Stevens (Belgian, 1823-1906)
    Collecting fruits of the sea
    signed 'A Stevens' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    12 7/8 x 18 in. (32.6 x 45.7 cm.)


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    Born in Brussels, Stevens was encouraged to paint from an early age by his father, an ex-officer in the service of William I who was passionately fond of art. Stevens studied under François Navez, the head of the Brussels Academy of Fine Arts. In 1844 the young artist moved to Paris where he studied together with Camille Roqueplan. His years in Paris were extremely fruitful, showing many works at the Salons of Europe.

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