Circa 1862 Belgian, " Dog Herding Sheep" Eugene Joseph Verboeckhoven
Verboeckhoven was deemed to be one of the foremost painters of animals of the Nineteenth Century. In Verboeckhoven's work animals bear human characteristics and are reminiscent of bourgeois portraits. In his book on Verboeckhoven, Berko writes " he could have been called the Raphael of sheep" for his animals are so well drawn arrogant and proud. In this Magnificent drawing one feels the startled expressions of the sheep and goat, and the force of the dog as it herds the startled ewes, lambs and goats back from the fields. The brush strokes on the ewes and lamb, fur flying on the dog ...bathed in the most marvelously warm and golden light the realism is BREATHTAKINGLY SUPERB!
Although Verboeckhoven's famed drawings were studio creations, the unbelievable realism and detail of his animals was the result of direct observation.
Eugene Verboeckhoven rose to international prominence in the field of animal painting during the 1800's in Belgium. His fame in the genre was so widely recognized that his work was characterized as "so well known in America as well as Europe that they need no description or praise". He continued to produce idealized pastoral and barnyard scenes until his death...and was considered a venerated and revered elder statesmen among his peers.
Verboeckhoven's success was immense, as his art found buyer's before they were finished. During his long and successful career he traveled and exhibited his works throughout the whole of Europe. His work first debuted at the Gent Salon in 1820, where he received enormous praise. Verboeckhoven continued to exhibit his much sought after works in the Gent Salon throughout his lifetime.
Examples of his work can be seen in numerous Museum collections including those in the Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia, the Metropolitan, New York, the Yale Museum, New Haven, Conn. and the Royal Collection, London, England.
Condition: Excellent... It has been correctly framed using Conservation framing methods with non- glare glass
Frame Size: 31" x 28"
Image Size: 21" x 23"
Markings: Signature of Eugene Verboeckhoven lower right corner Stamp of succession of E Verboeckhoven lower right corner
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Item ID: gz000299
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