Gustave Léonhard de Jonghe (Belgian painter) 1829 - 1893 Changeable Weather, ca. 1860-70 oil on canvas 70 x 51 cm. Novo-Mikhailovsky Palace, Leningrad, Russia Gustave De Jonghe was a Belgian painter and watercolourist of figures and genre scenes. He received his artistic training from his father Jean-Baptiste De Jonghe, Louis Gallait and of François-Jean Navez.
Oppressed peasants and laborers fled the land or rebelled. Problems at the center of the state added to the decline. Sultans and their sons were confined to the palace; they became weak and indolent rulers managed by court factions. Civil strife increased and military efficiency deteriorated.
The luminescent beauty and lyrical quality of Richard S Johnson’s work is what captivates collectors today. Old Masters technical virtuosity, pre-Raphael romanticism, and contemporary expressionism and abstraction all combine to create his unique works of touching depth and artistry