Henry Stacquet (Brussels, November 25, 1838 – Schaerbeek, November 20, 1906) was a Belgian painter, known for his marines, village views and interiors. Son, in a working-class family of six, from Melchior Victor Hugo Stacquet (1799-1886) and from Marie Catherine Dussart. His brother Adolphe Stacquet (1836-1883) became a banker. He received his artistic training at the Academy of Brussels. Initially, he was not a professional painter, but an officer at the National Bank of Belgium in Brussels. He learned his technique through his many contacts with artists from his circle of friends, such as Hippolyte Boulenger, Alfred Verwee, Joseph Coosemans and Franz Courtens. He made his debut in 1870 under a pseudonym at the age of thirty-two at the Salon van Gent. In that period he preferably painted Kempen landscapes and faces of the Brabant countryside. Later he came a lot along the Belgian coast and in the Netherlands. In that period he preferred to paint marines, village views and interiors. This is a beautiful hardwood panel with a bomb barge for Katwijk aan Zee. That is also stated on the back of the panel. In a special frame.
Oil on oak panel
27 x 39