Museum quality genre painting with circus animals was executed in 1869 by good listed Belgian animalist Vincent de Vos (1829 - 1875). The artist, born in Courtrai/Belgium, studied by Eduard Woutermaertens. He painted mostly dogs, in a style similar to that of Joseph Stevens, but with a trade drier, more meticulous. Works by him situated in museums of Mulhouse and Tourcoing.
Literature: " E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers" (in French); " Dictionary of animal painters . Belgian and Dutch artists born between 1750 and 1880 ", Berko,1998.
Inscription: signed and dated (18)69 lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 14" x h 9 5/8" (35,6 x 24,5 cm), framed w 24 5/8" x h 21 3/8" ( 62,5 x 54,2 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.