Albéric-Victor Duyver

An Impressionist portrait of a little girl with a bouquet, dated 1884. The simplicity and reality that emanate from the painting give this work a timelessness.

Oil on canvas
Signed and dated 1884 lower right
Dimensions: 145 x 105 cm
With frame: 172 x 134 cm
Price: €9500

The portrait is a space for representation, for staging the character.

This large full-length portrait shows a smiling little girl with rosy chicks and lively eyes. She seems to have taken to modeling. The heavy red curtain serving as a backdrop to the canvas, and the floor with its colored stripes, evoke a performance scene.

A skillful use of color in the work of Albéric-Victor Duyver.

The velvety navy blue of her dress, with its white lace collar and cuffs, the delicate little gold ear pendants, the shinning shoes and the small bouquet of roses add delicacy to the work. The model’s luminous face and the white embroidery of her dress stand out against the crimson red of the curtain. Her rosy face is enhanced by the dazzling white of the lace.


Belgian Impressionist painter Albéric-Victor Duyver studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. Influenced by the French artists of the Barbizon school, he became famous for his paintings of landscapes and scenes of rural life, as well as his portraits.

Albéric-Victor Duyver exhibited his work at numerous national and international exhibitions, including the 1900 Paris World’s Fair. As a member of the Salon des artistes français, he was awarded in 1894.

The quality and beauty of his works have been recognised in many occasion.
In 1903, he was awarded the City of Ghent prize for his landscape paintings. In 1921, he was named Knight of the Order of Leopold, one of Belgium’s highest civil honors.


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– Bénézit, 1924, 1955, 1960, 1976

– Gaston-Louis Marchal, Patrick Wintrebert , Arras et l’art au XIXe siècle : dictionnaire des peintres, 1987, p. 12
– René Édouard-Joseph, Dictionnaire biographique des artistes contemporains, tome 1, A-E, Art & Édition, 1930, p. 451

– Hilde Houwen, Ronny Ostyn, Rétrospective Albéric-Victor Duyver, 1988


– Wikipedia, Albéric-Victor Duyver

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-Wikimonde, Albéric-Victor Duyver