Oil on Canvas by Edward A. Portielje
Oil on canvas by Belgian artist, Edward Antoon Portielje (1861-1949).
Edward Antoon Portielje, a late nineteenth-, early twentieth-century Belgian painter from Antwerp, showed an interest in seemingly disparate subjects; on the one hand, his images of the domestic woman show a sensitivity toward the female sitter and the encompassing environment, while his depictions of Dutch fisherman suggest a versatility in choice of subject matter and execution. Modern audiences will be more familiar with his works dedicated to the perpetuation of the cult of the female, which romantically look back to eighteenth-century style artists and show glimpses into aspects of daily life.
With Frame: Height= 46in., Width= 38in; Canvas: Height= 40in., Width= 36in.