Ferdinand De Braekeleer Sr
(1792 - 1883)
Ferdinand De Braekeleer, Sr was active/lived in Belgium. Ferdinand De Braekeleer Sr is known for Historical, religious, genre painting.
Biography Ferdinand De Braekeleer, Sr
Ferdinand de Braekeleer (Braeckeleer) The Elder (Antwerp, 12 February 1792 - Antwerp, 16 May 1883)
A Flemish painter, he is known for his historical paintings and is called 'the Elder' to distinguish him from his son with the same name (Ferdinand de Braekeleer the Younger), who was also a painter.
Ferdinand was born in a poor family. After his parents died he was admitted to the Art school for orphans of Mathieu Ignace van Brée in Antwerp. He continued his education at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts of Antwerp. His paintings received several prizes in 1809 and 1811. In 1813 he made his reputation at the Salon de Paris with his work Aeneas die Anchises redt uit de brand van Troje ("Aeneas saving Anc
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