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Still Life with Pear and Grapes

by Quitton Edouard

Péruwels 1841 –Brussels 1934

Belgian Painter


Signature: Signed top right and dated 1881
Medium: Oil on panel
Dimensions: Image size 19,5 x 29 cm, frame size 30 x 39,50 cm

Value: up to 5.000€

Quitton Edouard born in Péruwelz, Belgium in 1842.

He was a painter of birds, genre-scenes, portraits, landscapes, compositions with figures and especially still lifes, often with poultry. He was also illustrator.

He studied at the Academies of Tournai and Antwerp. He was a pupil of Stallaert. He worked mainly in Antwerp and then lived in England.

He exhibited at the Salon of Namur in 1874. He also exhibited at the 35th Exhibition at the Casino in Ghent in 1892 following the centenary of the “Royal Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts in Ghent”.

He died in 1934 in Laeken, Belgium.

His paintings can be found in the National Museum in Warsaw and in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Works quoted: “The Broken Jar”, “Baby Chicks in a Clog”.


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

  1. PIRON, ‘De Belgische Beeldende Kunstenaars uit de 19de en 20ste eeuw’, Uitgeverij Art in Belgium, p. 1115.

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