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Panoramic View of Ghent, ca. 1881

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 87 x 143.5 cm
  • Inv. 1881-H

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In the nineteenth century, Ghent was the most industrialised city in Flanders, a process which was accelerated by the construction of the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal and other developments. Gustave Den Duyts’ painting Panoramic View of the City of Ghent shows the city from the point where the canal starts, before the outport was dug between 1882 and 1886. On the left we see a couple of goods carts on the quayside where a boat is moored. On the right bank factory chimneys stand up alongside the city’s historical towers. The painter plays off the illuminated sky against the drab suburb. The paint is applied in short and agitated strokes, which gives the whole work an impressionist look.


Gustave Den Duyts RKD VIAF Wikidata
Ghent 1850 - Brussels 1897
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Title Panoramic View of Ghent
Date ca. 1881
Period 19th century
Location Ghent TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) bottom right: Gustave Den Duyts
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1881-H
Acquisition credit long-term loan
Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015571 cityscapes (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11Q712 church (exterior) Iconclass
22 natural phenomena Iconclass
25G11 groups of trees Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H1 landscapes in the temperate zone Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H213 river Iconclass
25H217 river bank Iconclass
25I1 city-view in general; 'veduta' Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
25I145 canals, waters (in city) Iconclass
25I43 factory in landscape Iconclass
26A clouds Iconclass
26B rain Iconclass
36B environmental destruction Iconclass
36B1 environmental pollution Iconclass
46C14 animal traction, animal-drawn vehicle (carriage etc.) Iconclass
46C145 (farm) wagon, freight wagon, cart Iconclass
46C23 boat propelled by man or animal Iconclass
46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat Iconclass
46C256 freight vessel Iconclass
47A1 exterior of industrial structures, factories Iconclass
47A12 factory-building Iconclass
47A121 smoke-stack Iconclass
61D(BELGIUM) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (BELGIUM) Iconclass
61E(GHENT) names of cities and villages (GHENT) Iconclass
61F(BELFRY) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (BELFRY) Iconclass
61F(SAINT BAVON'S CATHEDRAL) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (SAINT BAVON'S CATHEDRAL) Iconclass
61F(SAINT NICOLAS CHURCH) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (SAINT NICOLAS CHURCH) Iconclass
School / Style realism (artistic form of expression) AAT
Catalogus van het Museum van Schoone Kunsten Gent : II: Moderne Meesters / Georges Chabot, Fritz Van Loo. - Gent : Ad. Hoste, 1932 (p. 62)
De vrienden van Scribe : De Europese smaak van een Gents mecenas (tentoonstelling Gent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 12 december 1998 - 14 maart 1999) / Monique Tahon-Vanroose, Robert Hoozee. - Gent : Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, 1998 ; Antwerpen : Pandora, 1998 (p. 89 (ill.), 164 (ill.))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl. II, p. 144-145 (ill.))
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