Oil/wood, 23 x 32 cm, up. ri. sign. H. Bellis. - Belgian portrait, flower a. still life painter. B. studied 1846-57 at the Brussels academy under F. J. Navez a. H. de Coene. He began as portrait painter before turning to still lifes since 1875. In 1894 he became chevalier of the order of Leopold. - Mus.: Amsterdam (Stedelijk Mus.), Brüssel, Amiens u.a. - Lit.: Saur, Thieme-Becker.