De Braekeleer, Dutch family of artists - Ferdinand de Braekeleer (February, 12, 1792 - May, 16, 1883) and his son Henri Jean Augustin de Braekeleer (June, 11, 1840–July, 20, 1888). Ferdinand de Braekeleer was a highly lucrative painter, author of humourous genre scenes from the modern life and episodes from lives of famous Dutch painters. He started his career from historical and religious subjects (St. Sebastian, 1818), then proceeded to such works as "Tobias restoring his Father's Sight" (1819), "Peasant Woman from Frascati" (1822) and "Neptune's Grotto in Tivoli" (1822). Henri de Braekeleer was trained by his father and became a successful painter, etcher and lithographer. Among his most renowned pictures are the following: "A Shoemaker" (1862), "Gardener" (1864), "Woman Spinning" (1869), "Man Reading" (1871) and many other pictures devoted to everyday Antwerp's life.