Fisherman’s Evening Rest

$1,050

Antique original oil signed by Alois Boudry (1851-1938), a famous Belgian painter

Both painting and frame in very good condition. 

Framed size:  20.5” x 17.5” 

Alois Boudry studied at the art schools in Ypres and Roeselare and finished at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp). 

Wherever he was, he sought out humble people as the subjects for his paintings. His depictions of the fishermen of Nieuwpoort are especially popular. Many of them can be seen at the National Fishery Museum in Postduinkerke. 

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Oil Paintings

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All antique items have some evidence of wear which is part of their charm. The history and soul of the piece are in its handmade nature. May have minor imperfections due to aging.

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