(b. 1771, Bruges, d. 1839, Bruges)
Portrait of Jeanne Bauwens-van Peteghem1796
Oil on canvas, 64 x 52,5 cm
Groeninge Museum, Bruges
The sitter was the mother of Lieven Bauwens, a famous txtile manufacturer in Ghent. This portrait is an early, not yet idealized work, done before his Paris period.