Philippe-Jacques van Bree

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Philippe-Jacques van Bree, 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
Workshop of female painters, 1831
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

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.