Charles van den Eycken artwork • painting • previously for sale Alone in the kitchen
Charles van den Eycken
Alone in the kitchen
oil on panel 21.4 x 27.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1880 and on the reverse 6.3.80
This painting was previously for sale.
Pupil of his father, Charles Sr. (1809-1891). He also took painting lessons at the Brussels Academy and with the animal painter Joseph Stevens, whose work shows a preference for the dog's portrait. Initially Van den Eycken painted interiors, but under the influence of Stevens he later applied himself to animal scenes. From 1881, the painter regularly exhibited at the Salons. He sometimes signed with 'Charles Duchêne'.