Willem Thans artwork • painting • for sale Woman with a candle
Rotterdam 1816-1858 Geel (België)
Woman with a candle
oil on panel 29.7 x 22.4 cm, signed l.c. on the table edge and dated 1850
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 2,750
Willem Thans, self-taught, was born in 1816 in Rotterdam and probably moved to Belgium in the 1940s, where he lived and worked in Brussels for years. He specialized in figures and genre performances by candlelight and torchlight, which were admired by contemporaries. There were few figure painters in his time who mastered the art of what was called clair-obscur painting.