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Landscape with a Hunter and His Dog

by Lamorinière François

Antwerp 1828 – 1911

Belgian Painter

Dimensions: Image size 72 x 106 cm, frame size 90,50 x 125 cm
Signature: Signed bottom right, monogrammed and dated 1874, verso "Je soussigné declare avoir peint le tableau ci-contre F Lamorinière Anvers 1874"
Medium: Oil on mahogany panel

Value: 5.000€ - 10.000€

Lamorinière François (Jean-Pierre François Lamorinière ) was born on April 20, 1828 in Antwerp. He was a Belgian painter of landscapes. His works are situated between the previous generation of the Romantic landscape and the Realist landscape painters. A type of green pigment favoured by François Lamorinière is named “Lamorinière green”.

Lamorinière studied at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts, but after a few weeks he continue his schooling in the studio of painter Emmanuel Noterman. He also studied under the prominent marine painter Jacob Jacobs known for his scenes of southern ports and landscapes. 

Lamorinière started to practice outdoor painting in the immediate vicinity of Antwerp. He found enormous inspiration in landscapes in his home country. In 1848 he exhibited with his first painting “Sunset” (now in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool). 

It is not clear when or how long he stayed in Barbizon and worked with Théodore Rousseau and Jean-François Millet. The painting “Effect of the morning on a forest in Barbizon” is dated 1854.

In 1860 he was granted the Order of Leopold, a Belgian national honorary order of knighthood. 

In 1865 he visited England and painted several landscapes of the forest of Burnham near London.The artist traveled to find new inspiration to Ardennes, Along the Meuse, in Germany and on an island of Netherlands. 

Lamorinière’s works exhibited in Vienna, Prague, Paris, Rotterdam and Amsterdam and painted in these locations when he visited there. 

In 1898 Lamorinière loses his eye. it was a dramatic loos for the painter and the end of his painting career. He died in Antwerp on 3 January 1911.

Today, his works can be found in important private and public collections worldwide, including Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.

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