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Europeans & Americans Abroad; Philadelphia Collection 73; September 2004
 
 
painting
 
Jan Michael Ruyten
(Belgian, 1813–1881)
Harbor View
Oil on panel, 9 3/4 × 11 3/4 inches
Signed and dated at lower left: “Jn. Ruyten./1855”

Note: This painting retains what appears to be its original frame.


Jan Michael Ruyten was born in Anvers, where he spent most of his life. He studied with Petrus Johann van Regemorter (1755–1830). Working in watercolors as well as oils, he painted landscapes, marines, architectural views, interiors, and historical works. He exhibited in his native Belgium, Vienna, and London, winning numerous prizes. His works are in museums in Anvers, Courtrai, Königsberg, Stuttgart, Toulouse, and Trieste.


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