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A Still Life of Flowers in a Chinese Vase

by Carlier Modeste

Mons 1820 – Brussels 1878

Belgian School

Dimensions: Image size 118 x 90 cm
Signature: Signed bottom right
Medium: Oil on canvas

Value: 5.000€ - 10.000€

Carlier Modeste was a painter of historical subjects, genre-scenes, portraits and landscapes. Also muralist.

Pupil at the Mons Academy of Van Ysendyck; hence he went to study in Paris in the Fine Arts School as a pupil of Picot. Was awarded the Prize of Rome in 1850 with “The Battle of the Horatii and the Curiatti” and then spent five years in Italy. Then he sojourned for some ten years in Paris, where he produced his principal works. In Paris, he became a painter of Napoleon III. After his stay in Paris, he went to Brussels where he settled down after the fall of the Empire. He practised a wall-painting in the Town Hall of Mons.

He exhibited in Paris, Brussels (Salon Brussels 1860, Salon Brussels 1869, Salon Brussels 1875), Vienna, Antwerp, London (Expo London 1874). His painting “Baudouin V distributing arms to the burghers of Mons” hangs in the Mons Town Hall.

He died in Brussels in 1878.

His paintings can be found in the museums in Brussels and Mons.


W.G. FLIPPO, ‘Lexicon of the Belgian Romantic painters’, Antwerp 1981.

  1. en G. PAS, ‘Biografisch lexicon plastische kunst in België’, Arto 2000, p. 115.
  2. PIRON, ‘De Belgische Beeldende Kunstenaars uit de 19de en 20ste eeuw’, Uitgeverij Art in Belgium, p. 179.

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