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Georges Antoine van Zevenberghen:
Le Manet, 1922

Framed (ref: 3148)

Signed "Zevenberghen" (lower left), Titled and dated 1922 on canvas verso

Oil on canvas, 54 5/16 x 36 1/4 in. (138 x 92 cm.)

Tags: design portraits

In a fine gilded oak d section reeded frame

This iconic image shows the artist's two daughters in front of Manet's celebrated painting Argenteuil (1874) in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tournai.  George Van Zevenberghen was a membre of the artistic movement Le Labeur, founded in 1898, and one of the mosted talented of the first generation of Belgian Impressionists.  He was born in Molenbeek, at whose Academy he studied; he then trained at the Academy in Brussels where he exhibited frequently and later worked in Tournai. Manets celebrated painting Argenteuil was acquired from the artist's widow by Henri Van Cutsem, the great benefactor of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tournai, in 1889 and remains today one of their most celebrated paintings.

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