Victor Gilsoul: 'Soir de temps gris (Brabant)' - Heliogravure - Belgium - 1930-1939
Beautiful heliogravure by the Belgian painter Victor Gilsoul entitled 'Soir de temps gris (Brabant)', the original work of which can be viewed in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Signed in the plate, beautifully framed in black-stained and partly gilded oak behind glass.
Victor Olivier Gilsoul (Brussels, 1867-1939) was a Belgian impressionist. He painted smooth, clear landscapes, seascapes, natural scenes, cityscapes and figures. Gilsoul studied at the art academies of Brussels and Antwerp. He also received lessons from the famous marine painter Louis Artan. He exhibited for the first time at the Brussels Salon of 1884. . He later also became an honorary member of "La Gravure Originale Belge". His work is in Belgian museums (Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ixelles, Mons, Namur, Ostend), Dordrecht, Krefeld, Barcelona, Bucharest, Brighton, Luxembourg and Paris. King Leopold II bought twelve paintings by Gilsoul for the dining room of his yacht Alberta.
A heliogravure (or photogravure) is a graphic technique to add an image to the printing process. This involves applying a photographic image in a fixed, light-sensitive layer to a printing plate. This is etched and printed by inking the deepened surfaces.
Status report: in good condition
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