Louis Charles Verwee

Louis-Charles Verwée or Louis Charles Verwee (Belgian, 1832–1882) was known for his interior scenes, genre scenes and glamorous society portraits. Most of his works depict interior scenes with some anecdotal event often involving young women or children engaged in some mundane activity such as pressing a lemon, reading a book or rummaging through a drawer. He was particularly skilled at capturing the spontaneity of the intimate moments of his characters. He studied for many years with his father, the prominent animal and landscape painter Louis-Pierre Verwée.