Jan August Hendrik, Baron Leys (Belgian, 1815 – 1869) “Prison Redemption”
Oil on Canvas 13in x 17in
Jan August Hendrik, Baron Leys was a Belgian painter and print-maker. He was a leading representative of the historical or Romantic school in Belgian art and became a pioneer of the Realist movement in Belgium. His history and genre paintings and portraits earned him a European-wide reputation and his style was influential on artists in and outside Belgium.