Jef Van De Fackere

Still Life With Ceramics, Lemons & Orange

Jef Van De Fackere

Still Life With Ceramics, Lemons & Orange

This fine mid-20th-century oil painting by Belgian artist Jef Van de Fackere (1879-1946) depicts a still life with blue and white ceramics, lemons and orange.

Van de Fackere was a precocious talent who became a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bruges at the age of 25. He was an Academy man - immersed in the rich artistic heritage of the lowlands while developing the skills of others.

Here, in this work from around 1940, he’s captured a decorative ensemble with exquisite handling. Note the reflections on the tureen and the gentle Chinese pattern on the vase. The orange is also cleverly done and he’s challenged himself by opening it. The various layers of peel displayed as a cross-section amid a myriad of complex angles.

A sumptuous piece by an intelligent well-trained hand.

Signed in the upper right and framed.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 38” x 33½” / 97cm x 85cm
Year of creation: c. 1940
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £5,500

Jef Van De Fackere

Jef Van De Fackere

Belgian artist Jef Van de Fackere is predominantly known for his portraits, figures, and still lifes in oil and watercolour. Born in Bruges, he studied at the city’s Academy of Fine Arts under Pierre Raoux and Edmond Van Hove. His works are held in numerous public collections.

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