VAN BREE Philippe Jacques
( Antwerp 1786 - Brussels 1871)
"The Young Peretti, swineherd, quenches his thirst at the pitch of a young girl"
Oil on canvas - antique frame
H 125 cm x 138 cm - 175 cm x 188 cm
Brother Felix Peretti became Pope Sixtus in 1585
Philippe Van Bree is
one of the greatest masters of
the Belgian romantic school. After
spending five years in Paris,
Van Bree left in 1816 for
Rome, where generous patrons, the Pankaufe, put
at its disposal a villa.