Willem Thans was a 19th century painter who was born in Holland and who came to live and work in Belgium (Rotterdam 1816 – 1858 Geel).
There are very few paintings known by Willem Thans. He was a self-taught Dutch painter who moved to Belgium and died here already at the age of 42.
The important Rembrandt specialist Cornelis Hofstede de Groot has admired a painting by Thans for its clair-obscur, a subject which Thans specialised in.
The good wine: pulling off a wig in a wine cellar
Oil on panel : 47,0 X 39,0 cm
Signed bottom left “G Thans”
Frame : 60,8 X 52,5 cm