PROS DE WIT
“Peelers in the Kitchen”
An oil on panel painting by Pros de Wit (1860-1947) entitled “Peelers in the Kitchen” depicting two elderly women peeling red cabbages by a window.
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Presented in a modern wooden frame.
Signature: Lower right
Provenance: Horta, Belgium, 08 Dec 2008, Lot #162, German Private Collection
Condition: Painting and frame are both in good condition.
Measurements: Painting measures 49 x 39cm and the overall frame 58 x 48cm.
Biography: Prosper de Wit or simply Pros was a Belgian painter born in Antwerp in 1860 and who died in Schaerbeek in 1947.
He studied at the Academy in Antwerp under the supervision of H. De Braekeleer. He had a preference for interiors, landscapes and cityscapes, among other things. He assigned an important role to shades of colour and light and painted poetic, atmospheric canvases.
His work from the 1880s is characterized by a fairly pasty paint treatment coupled with the use of deep, saturated colours. Those colours have as little to do with reality as those of the first Fauvists.
In 1883 he was a co-founder of the Circle “If I Can” in Antwerp. He has works in several museums including Antwerp and Liège.