Henri De Braekeleer (1840-88)
'A Flemish Kitchen Garden'
Museum no. CAI 566
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides
The Antwerp painter and etcher Henri De Braekeleer belonged to a family of artists. Influenced by 17th-century Dutch genre paintings, he specialised in humble scenes of everyday life, as in this example, where a woman in peasant dress bends over to cut a cabbage. Ionides also owned De Braekeleer's oil painting of this subject.