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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

David Emile Joseph de Noter


In the Kitchen
1856
oil on canvas
73 x 98 cm
location unknown

David Emile Joseph de Noter (1825-1875) was born into a family of artists in Brussels. His father was a painter of city scenes and interiors, and his uncle was a sculptor, painter and designer. He painted still lifes with flowers, vegetables, seafood, dead game and poultry and vegetables but also kitchen and salon interiors and genre scenes almost always with a strong focus on a still-life element within the scene. He painted in a meticulous realist style, but with a distinctly romantic atmosphere creation. During the 1860’s, he lived and worked in Paris. At some point during his later years, he travelled to and lived in Algiers where he died in Saint Eugene Bologhine. In Algiers, he also painted faces there, such as the Kasbah of Algiers.