"Albert Jacques François Grégorius (belgian, 1774--1853)"The masterful portrait of a young woman from the Classicist era was executed ca. in 1810-1815 by Albert Jacob Frans Gregorius, Flemish-Belgian portrait painter and director of the Academy of Arts in Bruges, or Albert Jacques François Grégorius (1774, Bruges - 1853, Bruges). In 1801, he went to Paris, where he apprenticed with Joseph-Benoît Suvée, also from Bruges. Shortly after, Suvée traveled to Rome to become director of the French Academy, but Gregorius was able to find a position in the studios of Jacques-Louis David. In 1805 he was back in Bruges, preparing for his entry into the Prix de Rome, but fell ill and could not participate.
Literature: A. Jacobs, "Albert Gregorius", in: The dictionary of Belgian painters from the 14th century to the present day, Vol. AK, ed. by Eliane de Wilde and Philippe Roberts-Jones. La Renaissance du livre, 1995; André Penninck and Fernand Boneure, "Albert Gregorius", in: Lexicon van Westvlaamse beeldende kunstenaars, Vol. VII, Vereniging van Westvlaamse Schrijvers, 1998; Artist Lexicons by Benezit; by Thieme / Becker.
Inscription: signed on the back of the original frame in French: "f. (Done, in English made by) Mr. (Monsieurs, in English Mr.) Gregorius ...".
Technique: oil on canvas, magnificent original Empire period frame.
Dimensions: unframed 61.5 x 74.5 cm; framed 84 x 97 cm
Condition: in good condition, original canvas, no paint or paint, professionally cleaned.