Prosper Joseph Pierre de Wit, Belgian painter of landscapes, city views and interiors. He was born in Antwerp on March 4, 1862. A student at the Antwerp Academy, he was influenced by Henri de Braekeleer. He was a founding member of Als Ik Kan (1883), an association of painters established in Antwerp (Belgium), active from 1883 to 1952. De Wit died in Schaerbeek on April 2, 1951.
A highly prolific painter, his works are on display at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp and at the Stedelijk Wuyts-Van Campen Museum in Baron Caroly, Lier as well as in many private collections.
Landscape entitled La petite vanne (The small valve), representing a small watermill lock in the Belgian province of Brabant. Oil on hardboard signed in the lower left margin, the title and signature also painted on the back. This painting was likely done in the first quarter of the 20th century.
Source : Dictionnaire des peintres belges, 1999.
Prosper de Wit (1862-1951).
Signed in lower left corner.
Medium: Oil on hardboard.
Condition: Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 27 x 35 cm. / 10 1/2 x 13 ¾ in.
Frame: 50 x 58 cm. / 19 3/4 x 22 ¾ in.