Basile de Loose (1809-1885), born in Zele, was a Belgian painter of genre scenes, interiors, and portraits. He began his artistic education under the mentorship of his father, Jan-Jozef De Loose, and continued his studies afterwards at the Antwerp Academy. He lived in Paris in 1835 and later moved to Brussels. His work is representative of the ‘Biedermeier’ sentiment in the Netherlands . The depiction of natural light, atmosphere, dusty environment and narrative details play a prominent role in his work.