Charles Van Den Eycken II (Belgium, 1859-1923) oil on panel painting depicting two large dogs pulling a wooden cart in a barn setting. Signed and dated "Ch. van den Eycken 1878" lower right. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame. Sight – 8 1/2" H x 10 3/8" W. Framed – 18 1/8" H x 20 3/8" W. Third quarter 19th century. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Sara Parks Pendleton, Owensboro, KY. Biography: Charles van den Eycken, sometimes known as Duchene, was a well-known Belgian painter specializing in pictures of interiors, dogs and cats. Van den Eycken was born in Antwerp, the son and grandson of painters. He was a pupil of Joseph Stevens. From 1881 he exhibited regularly in the Salons of Brussels, Liege, Ghent and Antwerp, as well as in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. He painted several pictures for Queen Marie-Henriette of Belgium. (source: P & V Berko, Dictionary of Belgian Painters Born Between 1750 & 1875, Published by Editions Laconti, Brussels, 1981). CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure, scattered black paint marks to board and frame.
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