Henri van Seben artwork • painting • previously for sale Skating fun on a winter day
Henri van Seben
Brussel 1825-1913 Elsene (België)
Skating fun on a winter day
oil on canvas 32.0 x 47.2 cm, signed l.r.
This painting was previously for sale.
The Belgian Henri van Seben painted mainly lively genre scenes and landscapes that stand out through an extremely precise way of painting. From an early age he came to The Hague as an orphan, where he was taught by Huib van Hove and followed a training course at the Hague Academy (1839-1849). This led him to paint atmospheric Dutch ice views throughout his life, even after he returned to Belgium around 1850 and settled in Elsene. Van Seben was also a skilled watercolorist and founder of the Société Belge des Aquarellistes.