Frans Moormans (Dutch, 1831 – 1893) “Daughter of the Antiquarian Reading a Letter”. Oil on Panel.
Born in Rotterdam, Frans Moormans studied at the Academy in Anvers and later taught at the Academy in Amsterdam. He exhibited widely in Europe and won a medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889. His genre paintings, examples of which are in museums in Montreal and Rouen, include multi-figural works and single figures in decorative interiors.