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Charles Verlat

Charles Verlat (1824-1890) was a Belgian artist known for his religious, animal and rural genre painting, engraving, and historical scene etching. Born in Antwerp, he was a pupil of Nicaise de Keyser and studied at the Antwerp Academy. He later went to Paris, where he worked under Ary Scheffer.  In 1855 he won a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle at Paris with his Tiger Attacking a Herd of Buffaloes. In 1866,  he was appointed director of the Academy at Weimar, where he painted fine portraits, notably those of the grand-duchess of Saxony and of the musician Liszt.  He was appointed director of the Antwerp Academy in 1885.


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