GALLAIT, Louis. 12099



His Visiting Card, inscribed by Gallait, unsigned, with a sketch on the verso of a silk umbrella distressed by moth. 2¼ x 3½ inches, black edges, remains of small hinges, in good condition. Undated. Louis Gallait (1810 – 1887), Belgian painter. Among his greater works may be named The Last Honors paid to Counts Egmont and Horn by the Corporations of the Town of Brussels, now at Tournai; The Death of Egmont, in the Berlin gallery; the Coronation of Baudouin, Emperor of Constantinople, painted for Versailles; The Temptation of St Anthony, in the palace at Brussels; The Siege of Antioch, Art and Liberty, Portrait of M. B. Dumortier and The Plague at Tournay, all in the Brussels gallery. A Gipsy Woman and her Children was painted in 1852. He also served as the director and president of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts.