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Gustav Yonge (de Jonghe, 1828 — 1893) — Belgian painter, son of landscape painter Jean-Baptiste de Yonge (1785-1844).

In his youth he displayed a remarkable ability to play the violin, which my father wanted to make him a musician. however, feeling still a big attraction to painting, the young de Yonge decided to devote himself to this branch of art and studied with Professor Overhang in Brussels, using tips and support from the famous Galle L. and a scholarship from the city government.

He tried his hand in the portrait in the sacred history and the historical genre, until he finally devoted himself exclusively to scenes of home life of women and children of the middle class. This kind of painting gave him fame, especially after his relocation to Paris. From the works of de Yonge, written with great taste, graceful, expressive and showing rare observation of the artist, you can specify how for the best, "Orphans and their grandmother" (a painting for which the artist received at the Paris salon in 1863 a gold medal), "Piety" (1864), "hide and seek", "Recovering", "Congratulations with the birthday," "the Lady in front of the mirror", "music Lesson" and "Rest on the return from Church."

When writing this article uses material from the Encyclopedic dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron (1890-1907).


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