Nightfall by the riverbank : A view on the Schelde
Despite the fact that both place of birth and death suggest otherwise, Henri Evenepoel is a Belgian artist and fauvist in general. He died at a young age and therefore the number of attributed paintings made by him is rather small, which makes this a unique piece for more then one reason. Unlike most of our other works of art, this particular one is from a different era, late 19th century.
We are overlooking the river 'Schelde' and its shown to us with a monochrome colourscheme. A soft vision of a few boats dobberating on the water. A soothing painting, both in scenografy as in subject.
There is a monogram (h.e.) in the lower-right corner. The work is not dated but it's a given fact that Evenepoel painted it when he attended a Painters concours there.
The back of the painting (see photo) show several interesting stamps. Here we see the different titles this painting was given, depending on the exhibition it was part of.