Philippe-Jacques van Bree

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Philippe-Jacques van Bree
Philippe Van Bree-Workshop of female painters mg 3021.jpg
Workshop of female painters
Born Philippe-Jacques van Bree
(1786-01-13)13 January 1786
Antwerp, Belgium
Died 16 February 1871(1871-02-16) (aged 85)
Brussels, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Notable work - Workshop of female painters
- The first pose. The Artist's studio in Rome
- Close to the fountain

Philippe-Jacques van Bree, was a Belgian painter and scholar of his brother Mattheas, was born at Antwerp in 1786. He studied at Antwerp, in Paris (where he became a scholar of Girodet), and at Rome; and also visited Germany and England.

He employed himself on historical, fancy, and architectural subjects. Of the last, the Belgian Government purchased his View of the Interior of the Church of St. Peter at Rome, and presented him with a gold medal in addition to the price.

He was made conservator of the Museum at Brussels, where he died in 1871.

The first pose. The Artist's studio in Rome, 1833
Private collection
Close to the fountain, 1832.
Private collection


This article incorporates text from the article "BREE, Philippus Jacobus van" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.