Louis Dubois & Léopold Speekaert artwork • painting • for sale A still life with fish and lobster
Louis Dubois & Léopold Speekaert
Brussel 1830-1880 Schaarbeek (B)/Brussel 1834-1915 Sint-Gillis (B)
A still life with fish and lobster
oil on canvas 105.9 x 142.2 cm, signed l.r. by both artists and dated 1866
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 12,500
Louis Dubois, standard-bearer of realism in Belgium, opposed traditional art education at the academy. With Gustave Courbet as his great example he wanted a free, realistic style based on his own observation instead of on rules. Together with like-minded artists, in 1868 he founded La Société Libre des Beaux-Arts. Dubois became familiar with landscapes, allegories, portraits and occasional still lifes. He is represented with his work in the collection of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels.