Rare classicist portrait of a juweiler (or pharmacist) was purchased from the noble Belgian estate , the same provenance as item No. 1940 and attributed due to the style, motive and provenance to the hand of famous Belgian portrait, religion and historical artist Barthelemy (Josef Bartholomeus) Vieillevoye ( Belgian, 1798 - 1855 ). The original inscription in French (on the box) probably means name of the sitter de la Haye , a represantative of the famous dynasty of Belgian juweilers.
Barthelemy Vieillevoye (1798 Verviers - 1855 Luettich) studied at the Academy in Antwerpen, later in Paris. Director of Academy in Luettich. His paintings situated in Museums of Antwerpen and Luettich, in the churches St.Gervais and St.Pholie.
Inscription: on the box, situated on the table before the sitter - old inscription in French "au gray..(?) de la haye (probably name of the sitter)".
Technique: oil on canvas. Rare original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 11 3/4" x h 14" (30 x 35,5 cm), framed w 18 2/3" x h 20 1/2" (47,5 x 52 cm)
Condition: in good condition.