"Portrait Of Man From Profile"This is a portrait of a man with a long hair profile. Everything in this little oil on paper of this portraitist of genius is close to perfection, we find the colors of the Flemish artists, the expressiveness of the faces and the virtuosity of the composition.
Joseph van Severdonck (1819–1905) was a Belgian artist. He specialized in historical and genre paintings, and studied under Wappers. Critical reception of his works was mixed. Walter Shaw Sparrow, who studied under him and considered him a "noted character", wrote of him in his memoirs.Work titles include: The Judgement of Solomon (ca. about 1850), Oil on canvas 14 Stations, (Church of Notre Dame, Namur) Battle of Graveungen (1855); Defence of Tournay in 1581 Visitation of Mary (1862) Ballot among the Gypsies Battle of Vucht, (Palace of Justice, Ghent ) Cavalry Attack