Adolf Dillens artwork • painting • previously for sale The flirtation
Gent 1821-1877 Brussel
oil on panel 72.7 x 53.5 cm, signed l.c. and dated 1858
This painting was previously for sale.
Provenance: coll. Koningin Anna Paulowna (1795-1865), Paleis Soestdijk, appt. 57, inv.nr. 10; coll. Koningin Emma (1858-1934), Paleis Soestdijk, appt. 62, inv.nr. 2, daarna door vererving in bezit gekomen van Koningin Juliana, Paleis Soestdijk, Groep I, inv.nr. 390; nalatenschap Koningin Juliana; veiling Sotheby's Amsterdam, 'Property from the estate of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands', 14-17 maart 2011.
Adolf Dillens was a Belgian painter of portraits, history paintings and narrative genre scenes. He was crazy about Zeeland and worked there a lot. He traveled twice in Zeeland with Charles de Coster (the writer of Tijl Uilenspiegel). De Coster wrote and Dillens drew. The booklet 'Zeeland door de bril van' of 1873 is a nice, if somewhat flattering description of Beveland and Walcheren in particular. He had great success during his lifetime with his finely painted Zeeland scenes.
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