François BOSSUET - The ruins of the castle of Montaigle

19th century
Second Empire style, Napoleon III style
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    Francois BOSSUET
    Ypres, 1798 – Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, 1889

    Oil on panel
    25.5 x 31cm
    Signed and dated lower right "F. Bossuet / 56"
    Titled on the reverse "Montaigle"

    Belgian painter of romantic inspiration, of "vedute" - of architectural views - (like Jean-Baptiste Van Moer and François Strobants) of cities in Flanders and Spain mainly.
    Student at the Academy of Antwerp with Guillaume-Jacques Herreyns and at the Academy of Brussels where he became a professor. Author of a treatise on perspective in 1834 which became famous, Bossuet is known in particular for his great mastery of perspective in his compositions and his picturesque sites.
    Our painting is a view of the ruins of the castle of Montaigle in Belgium. The ruins of the medieval fortress of Montaigle are located near Namur in Belgium.The fortified castle was built at the beginning of the 14th century and was destroyed by Henry II of France in 1554. It stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the valley of the Molignée on one side and the Flavion on the other.
    The Château de Montaigle was regularly represented by painters in the 19th century, during the Romantic era, in particular by Eugène Verboeckhoven (Ghent Salon of 1826), Van Biesbrouck (Bruges Salon of 1837), Roffiaen (Salon of 1853).

    Ref: A38G17X9CR

    Style Second Empire style, Napoleon III style (Landscape Paintings of Second Empire style, Napoleon III style Style)
    Century 19th century (Landscape Paintings 19th century)
    Country of origin Belgium
    Artist François BOSSUET
    Width (cm) 31 cm
    Height (cm) 25,5 cm
    Materials Oil on panel, Oil on wood 
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
    Location 75009, Paris, France

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