Gustave Wappers

1803-1874 Belgium-Historical Painter

 

Brief Biography-Egide Charles Gustave, Baron Wappers, known as Gustave Wappers was from Antwerp where he studied at the Royal Academy. He subsequently studied in France and on his return to Belgium his work was recognised as the main inspiration for the Romantic Movement. His subjects were mostly historical. He was known to have worked with Jan August Hendrik Leys.
He became Director of the Antwerp Academy and was an officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour in France. He was appointed as painter to King Leopold of Belgium and was given the title of Baron. He spent his last years in Paris where he undertook commissions for King Louis Philippe in Versailles.

 

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boccaccio reads for
johanna of naples

boccaccio reads for johanna of naples

episode of the
september days 1830

episode of the september days

portrait of the young
duke of brabant

portrait of the young duke of brabant

the defence of
rhodes

the defence of rhodes by the knights of saint john of jerusalem

portrait of a
belgian officer

portrait of a belgian officer with the military cross of the belgian order of leopold

swearing in of king
leopold one

swearing in of king leopold one

the self sacrifice of
mayor van der werff

the self sacrifice of mayor van der werff

the
shulammite

the shulammite