martes, 13 de septiembre de 2016


Christa Zaat

Frans Gailliard (Belgian painter) 1861 - 1932
Un Banc au Boulevard Anspach, s.d.
oil on canvas 
127 x 172 cm. (50 x 67 11/16 in.)
signed 'F. GAILLIARD' (lower right), also inscribed with the title on the stretcher
private collection

Catalogue Note
Frans Gailliard studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels under the masters Jean François Portaels (1818-1895), Joseph Stallaert (1825-1903), François Bossuet (1798-1889) and Paul Lauters (1806-1875) alongside notable contemporaries such as James Ensor (1860-1949), Léon Frédéric (1865-1940) and Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921).

Gailliard's drawings were used by many magazines as illustrations and this social commentary found its way into his urban subjects such as the present lot. He uses the title to place the scene on a particular street, the Boulevard Anspach in Brussels. He is best known for his evocative depictions of his hometown.

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