Oil/canvas, 124 x 97,5 cm, lo. le. monogr. a. dat. D.L. 1833, slightly rest., relined. - The Fleming Jean Bart (1650-1702) was a Buccaneer in the service of the French king Louis XIV. For his extraordinary successes against the English and Dutch marine he was created nobleman in 1964. Many French man-o-wars were named after him, Theodor Fontane dedicated him a lay. - Belgian history a. portrait painter as well as sculptor, pupil of Ph. Hennequin, L. Gallait a. A.J. Gros, since 1837 he exhibited at the Paris Salon, since 1839 at the Brussels Salon. - Mus.: Versailles. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit.