19th Century Painting

Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865): Belgian Romantic


Self-portrait, n.d.


Self-portrait, 1860


Death mask of
Wiertz

 

 


Wiertz Museum,
Brussels


monument to Wiertz, Brussels (Jaquet, sculptor)

   


Christ in the Tomb, 1839


The Premature
Burial, 1854


La Belle Rosine, 1847

 

 


The Suicide, 1854


The Suicide,
detail of note

   


Last Thoughts and Visions
of a Decapitated Head, 1853


Last Thoughts and Visions
of a Decapitated Head, 1853


Last Thoughts and Visions
of a Decapitated Head, 1853

 

 


Last Thoughts and Visions
of a Decapitated Head


Last Thoughts and Visions
of a Decapitated Head


Last Thoughts and Visions
of a Decapitated Head


Guillotined Head, 1855


The Young Witch, 1857


The Outrage of a Belgian Woman, 1854


The Outrage of a Belgian Woman, 1854

 


The Reader of Novels, 1853


The Reader of Novels, detail

   


Things of the Present Before the Men of Future, 1855


A Scene in Hell, 1864


 

All works in the Wiertz Museum, Brussels.

All photos by Jeffery Howe

Antoine Wiertz - an introduction:

-- Jeffery Howe