Eye Candy for Today: Jozef Van Lerius portrait

Portrait of Henriette Mayer van den Berg, Jozef Van Lerius
Portrait of Henriette Mayer van den Berg, Jozef Van Lerius

Portrait of Henriette Mayer van den Bergh, Jozef Van Lerius; oil on canvas, roughly30 x 25 inches (75 x 64 cm), link is to downloadable file page on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Museum Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp, Belgium.

Jozef Van Lerius was a 19th century Belgian painter who painted biblical and mythological subjects as well as genre paintings and portraits.

In this portrait of art collector and museum founder Henriette Mayer van den Bergh — in whose collection this portrait hangs — Van Lerius demonstrates his command of soft edges, delicate value relationships and restrained color.

 
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