Henri Carpentero – Pastoral Scene – Circa 1850


Henri-Joseph Gommarus Carpentero. Belgian painter of genre scenes, portraits and landscapes. He was born March 31, 1820 in Antwerp and died on May 25, 1874 in Brussels-Schaerbeek.

Son of the painter Jean-Charles Carpentero, he was a pupil of Ferdinand Braekeleer and Nicaise Keyser. His works, including rustic scenes, are painted in the manner of Flemish artists of the seventeenth century, mastering the use of light and shadow that bring out the characters. His portraits and landscapes are also painted in this spirit of the Antwerp school of 1840-1850.

Wooded landscape with sheep in the foreground. In the background, cows drinking in a stream. Oil on wood panel. Signed on the back and dated. (18) 52(?).

Sources: Benezit Dictionary of Artists; Gérald Schurr – Les Petits Maitres de la peinture 1820-1920.


Artist: Henri Carpentero (1820-1874).

Signed and dated on back.

Medium: Oil on wood panel.

Condition: Good condition.

Dimensions: 26.5 x 32.5 cm. / 10.5 x 12 ¾ in.

Frame: 38 x 44 cm. / 15 x 17 ¼ in. Gilt wood.

Provenance : Bordeaux, France.  


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