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François Antoine Bossuet artwork • painting • for sale Loading millstones in Andernach on the Rhine

François Antoine Bossuet

Loading millstones in Andernach on the Rhine
oil on panel 39.5 x 31.0 cm, signed on the prow of the ship

This painting is for sale.

Price: € 11,000

Provenance: Adolphe De Marbaix, België, 1866; part. bezit Duitsland.

The Belgian painter Francois Bossuet learned the artistry of Willem Jacob Herreyns at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. During a trip through Italy, Spain, Morocco and the Netherlands, he was inspired by everyday life in cities. He is also known for his cityscapes depicting market vendors, boat workers or laundresses. Bossuet's love for architecture can also be recognized in his work. He usually paints the buildings of a cityscape faithfully. Mainly his sense of perspective and correct lighting deserves praise. Besides being a painter, Bossuet was also a learned man. He lectured at the Brussels academy and published essays, including on perspective.

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