Eugène Remy Maes artwork • painting • previously for saleA rooster and hens
Eugène Remy Maes
Puurs (België) 1849-1931 Kontich (België)
A rooster and hens
oil on panel 16.6 x 24.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1866 l.l.
This framed painting was previously for sale.
The Belgian artist Eugène Remy Maes, born in Puurs, painted mainly genre pieces with animals and landscapes with cows, sheep and poultry. He is counted among the followers of the famous Belgian cattle painter Eugène Verboeckhoven. Maes sometimes painted together with other artists, such as David Col and Jan Portielje, where he always provided their landscapes with cattle. At the beginning of his career he often used the pseudonym Ermaes, later he also signed with the name of his cousin: Theo van Sluys. His work was successful, especially by Americans who visited Belgium. Many of his paintings went to collections in the United States.