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Vriendt, Jdliaen Joseph De

VRIENDT, JDLIAEN JOSEPH DE (1842- ), and AL- BRECHT FRANCOIS LIEVEN DE (1843-1900), Belgian painters, both born at Ghent, sons of a decorative painter. The two brothers were close friends, and their works show marked signs of resemblance. Having received their early training from their father at Ghent, they removed to Antwerp, where they soon yielded to the influence of the painter Baron Henri Leys. Albrecht became director of the Academy of Fine Arts at Antwerp and was succeeded by his brother. Albrecht's principal works are " Jacqueline of Bavaria imploring Philip the Good to pardon her Husband " (1871, Liege Gallery), " The Excommunication of Bouchard d'Avesnes " (1877, Brussels Gallery), " The Angelus " (1877, acquired by Leopold II., king of the Belgians), " Pope Paul HI. before Luther's Portrait " (1883, Antwerp Gallery), " The Citizens of Ghent paying homage to the child Charles V." (1885, Brussels Gallery), " Philip the Handsome swearing fidelity to the privileges of the Town of Fumes " (1893, Furnes town hall), " The Virgin of St Luc " (1894, triptych in Antwerp Cathedral), and the decoration of the municipal hall at Bruges, which was completed by his brother. Among Juliaen's more natable works are " The Citizens of Eisenach driving out St Elizabeth of Hungary " (1871, Liege Gallery), " Jairus's Daughter " (1888, Antwerp Gallery), mural paintings in the Palais de Justice at Antwerp (1893), " The Christmas Carol " (1894, Brussels Gallery).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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