19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman. Julian T.Felt 1874-1933.
Charming oil on canvas painting of a gentleman by Belgian artist Julien T.Felt
Signed and dated 1897 Rouen.
Ebonised and gilt painted frame.
Overall in good order, A Couple of small areas of paint loss down to the canvas. Tiny puncher to top mid.
Framed 56cm x 47cm.
Julien t 'Felt was the youngest son of Charles t' Felt. Julien drew on the lithographic stone for the first time at the age of five in the t 'Felt printer . From 1888 to 1894 he took various courses at the Antwerp Academy, including “drawing from the antiques” (1891-'92), figure drawing and “painting from life” (1892-'93). Towards the end of his training, Julien qualified as a portraitist and animal draftsman. The Antwerp zoo was his favorite field of activity. He made his debut as a painter at the 1894 World Fair in Antwerp.