Thursday, October 16, 2014

Joseph Quinaux

Un gue sur la Lesse a Walzin (A ford on the River Lesse Walzin)
year unknown
oil on wood panel
54 × 69 cm
Musee de l'Herrmitage, Saint-Petersbourg, Russia

Joseph Quinaux (1822-1895) was a Belgian painter, draughtsman and teacher, born in the Belgian city of Namur. He was Trained at the Academy of Namur. He was one of the most prominent representatives of the Romantic-Realistic landscape painting in Belgium. He stayed in the early 1840s in the Forest of Fountainebleau, and returned in 1857 back to Barbizon (France).