Henri Goovaerts

Portrait of Charles Henri Bogaert

Portrait of Charles Henri Bogaert
Dating 1890
Material / technique oil on canvas
Dimensions 121,5 x 81 cm
Exhibitions Heerlen 1960-1961, Town hall Heerlen, Opgang van de schilderkunst in Zuid-Limburg, cat.no. 9
Provenance Bogaert Family, Maastricht 1937 Gift of Davida de Stürler de Frienisberg, widow of Philippe Matthieu Albert Bogaert, Meerssen, to the City of Maastricht, the Netherlands 1938 Loan from the City of Maastricht to Limburgs Geschied- en Oudheidkundig Genootschap (LGOG) 1968 Transfer from LGOG to present owner
Current residence Collection Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht
Signature b.r. in paint: HRI GOOVAERTS // 1890
Remarks Charles Henri Bogaert (1835-1892) was a Royal Navy commander. This portrait was probably painted following his promotion to Rear Admiral in March 1890. In the same year Bogaert was also appointed Director and Commander of the Navy in Den Helder, the main naval base of the Netherlands (reference: Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek, Leiden 1911-1937). Henri Goovaerts knew the well-to-do Bogaert family from his hometown Maastricht. Goovaerts also painted Charles' wife Virginie, his brother Albert, his sister Angeline and his father Philip.
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