ODEVAERE, Joseph-Denis
(b. 1775, Bruges, d. 1830, Bruxelles)

Portrait of François Wynckelman, François van der Donckt and Joseph Odevaere

Oil on canvas, 256 x 132 cm
Groeninge Museum, Bruges

After winning the Prix de Rome in 1804, the artist was given a fine municipal reception in Bruges, for which he expressed his gratitude by presenting the Academy with a painting immortalising its chairman, François Wynckelman, and director, François van der Donckt. They are shown sitting and standing respectively beneath Odevaere's self-portrait.