19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman. Julian T.Felt 1874-1933.


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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.