Edouard Agneessens

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Edouard Agneessens (24 August 1842, Brussels – 20 August 1885, Uccle) was a Belgian painter[1] born in Brussels. He studied under Jean-François Portaels from 1859, and in 1869 won the Prix de Rome.[2] In 1868, he was one of the founding members of the Société Libre des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

Agneessens later built up quite a career in Saint-Petersburg, but returned to Brussels in the 1880s. In the latter part of his life he suffered from a mental disorder.[2] His works include Standing Male Nude (1870, sold 16 November 1994), Ladies by a Piano (sold 15 October 1998) and Bloemenstilleven (sold 7 December 2002).



  • P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 11.


  1. ^ www.artnet.com : Edouard Agneessens
  2. ^ a b Bénédite, Léonce (1910). Great painters of the XIXth century and their paintings. Sir I. Pitman and sons. p. 290.
  3. ^ Handelsblad (Het) 15-05-1881