Kasteel van 's-Gravenwezel, Antwerp
10 - 12 May 2004
Adriaen Wullffaert (Belgian, 1804-1873)
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, SEATED HALF-LENGTH, A HARBOUR BEYOND
Signed and dated 'Wullffaert 1828' (centre right)
Oil on canvas
37 x 30½ in. (94 x 77.5 cm.)
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Benezit, E., Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, Tome 8, Paris, 1966, p. 806
Adriaen Wulffaert (1804-1873) studied at the Bruges School of Art. He then travelled to Paris where he remained for a year before settling in Ghent in 1831 and later in Antwerp where he married. His painting 'Light reconnaissance troops in Bruges' of 1831 was exhibited in Bruges Museum the same year. At the National Exhibition in Brussels in 1842 two works were shown 'A moment of hesitation beofre signing the marriage contract' and 'Zealand Costumes, Isle of South Beverland'.
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