Under the Beech Tree

Frans Courtens

Frans Courtens - Under the Beech Tree
In his time, the Belgian painter Frans Courtens, today half-forgotten, won recognition both at home and abroad as a pioneer of Belgic impressionism. During the 1890s, he also sent his paintings to Prague to the Krasoumná jednota association (Fine Arts Union) which organised annual exhibitions in the Rudolfinum halls. His vivid landscapes were highly valued by both the reviewers and public which is further documented by the fact that in 1893, the Society of Patriotic Friends of Art purchased the painting Under the Beech Tree. The canvases of Courtens were one of the few examples of the contemporary tendencies of European landscape painting to be seen in Prague.
measurements: height 69 cm
width 115 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 702
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism