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Jan Baptiste (or Jean-Baptiste) De Jonghe (8 January 1785 – 14 October 1844) was a Belgian landscape painter, born at Courtrai in 1785. He studied under Balthasar Paul Ommeganck, and travelled in Holland, France, and England. He finally settled at Brussels, where he had many pupils and followers. He exhibited his works at Paris, Lyons, Brussels, Amsterdam, the Hague, Vienna, &c., and obtained various medals. He died at Antwerp in 1844. Amongst his best productions are:

Environs of Tournai (Brussels Museum).
Stream with Cattle (Ghent Academy).
View near Courtrai (Ghent Academy).
Interior of a Farm (Haarlem Museum).
Travellers Resting (Haarlem Museum).
Flock of Sheep; sandy road (Tournai Museum).

His son Gustave Léonard de Jonghe received his first training from his father and became a portrait and genre painter who worked in Paris for a fashionable clientele.


This article incorporates text from the article "DE JONGHE, Jean Baptiste" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.


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