19th century framed Belgian oil on panel signed Paul Jean Clays (1819 – 1900)
An atmospheric nautical antique oil on panel painting signed Paul Jean Clays, Belgium. Paul Jean Clays (1819-1900) was a Belgian artist known as one of the most esteemed marine painters of his time. Clays made his debut at the ‘salon de Paris’ in 1851 where his art was heralded by those looking for a change to more realism. He moved to Brussels in 1856, specializing in scenes along the Scheldt, a river in northern France, Belgium and southwest Holland. A number of his works were exhibited at the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris where French Journalist and Critic Théophile Thoré-Bürger (famous for the re-discovery of Johannes Vermeer), described him as one of the greatest marine painters of his time. Clays died on 10 February 1900, his artworks can be found in many public and private galleries.
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