Hendrik Joseph DILLENS (1812 – 1872)

Lot number

28

Estimated price

300
400

Description

Hendrik Joseph DILLENS

(Belgian, born Ghent 1812 – died Brussels 1872)

“The Little Lieutenant and the Fish Seller“

Signed and dated Signed lower right: ‘H. Dillens 1831’

Oil on panel, 21.3 x 18.6 cm

Artist information:

Hendrick Joseph Dillens was born in Ghent and studied at the Academy there. Little is known about his life but, like his brother, Adolphe – Alexandre Dillens (1821 – 1877), he was active as a painter and an etcher. He had four sons, the painter Albert (born 1844), who produced fishing scenes, portraits and a few religious works, Julien (1849 – 1904). Albert (born 1844), Gustave (born 1852) and George (born 1856), Albert and Gustave painted, Julien and George both became sculptors.

Lit.: Paul Piron, ‘De Belgische Beeldende Kunstenaars uit de 19de en 20ste eeuw’, vol.1, page 480 – 481.

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