(Belgium, 1809 - 1885)

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Oil on canvas, 27 1/2 x 23 inches
Signed and dated at lower right: "B DE LOOSE 1838"

About the Artist

(Belgium, 1809 - 1885)

Basil de Loose was born into an artistic family in Zele.  His father, Jean-Joseph, was a painter and writer on art, and his brother Jean was a painter as well as an educator.

Basil studied with his father, with Mathieu Van Bree, and also at the Antwerp Academy.  He went to Paris in 1835 for a short time and then made his home in Brussels until his death in 1885.  He painted genre scenes that often included children.  His style followed the seventeenth century Dutch Masters.

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