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  • oil paint, panel
  • 48.6 x 37.7 cm
  • Inv. 1968-Q

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Antoine Pierre Steyaert was the son of Bruges painter Antoine Ignace Steyaert, who later moved to Ghent. He mainly acquired a reputation as a painter and draughtsman of landscapes, and often participated in Ghent salons. This self-portrait shows the artist in his familiar environment, his workshop in Onderbergen (Ghent). The view to the right is to the street and the former church of the Dominican abbey, which has now disappeared. The artist leans with his arm on an Italianising landscape, which is representative of his body of work. On the table are the attributes of the painter: a palette, rags, a paint box, a drawing ruler and brush. His father, who specialized in this particular genre, probably painted the moonlight landscape against the wall.


Anton Pierre Steyaert RKD Wikidata
Bruges 1788 - Ghent 1863
painters (artists)AAT

Title Self-Portrait
Period 19th century
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1968-Q
Acquisition credit gift
Steyaert, Martha
Oostakker (Ghent)
Current whereabouts Work on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300124534 self-portraits AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
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48C5156 frame of painting, etc. Iconclass
48C534(BURIN) tools, implements of graphic artist (BURIN) Iconclass
48C534(DRAWING PEN) tools, implements of graphic artist (DRAWING PEN) Iconclass
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61B2(STEYAERT, Anton-Pierre) historical person (STEYAERT, Anton-Pierre) Iconclass
61D(ITALY) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (ITALY) Iconclass
61F(CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY) Iconclass
61F(ONDERBERGEN) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (ONDERBERGEN) Iconclass
School / Style Romantic (modern European styles) AAT
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. 313 (ill.))
Kunstenaarsportretten (uit Antwerpen, Brugge en Gent : tentoonstelling Gent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 26 mei - 19 augustus 2007) / Dorine Cardyn-Oomen, Nanny Schrijvers, Monique Tahon-Vanroose. - Gent : Vlaamse Kunstcollectie, 2007 (p. 24-25, nr. 21 (ill.))
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