View of Naples with the Vesuvius

Paul LEDUC (La Louvière 1876 – 1943 Schaerbeek)

La Louvière 1876 – 1943 Schaerbeek

Belgian School

View of Naples with the Vesuvius

Oil on canvas
Size unframed: 22,6 x 18,3 Inc ( 57,5 x 46,5 cm)
Size framed: 24,8 x 20,5 Inc ( 63 x 52 cm)
Signed P Leduc lower right
circa 1930

The work is in good condition

Provenance: Private collection, Belgium.


Paul Leduc is a Belgian impressionist and luminist inspired by French artists and with a predilection for landscapes and urban views. He was born on 28th August 1876 in La Louvière, the industrial area of Hainaut province. He was a student of Antoine Bourlard at the Academy of Mons between 1891 and 1896 and later studied under Albert Baertsoen at NHISKA, the academy of Anvers. He began working in the company of J. Coosemans students in Tervuren.
He painted scenes of Belgian and Holland but he mostly painted in the south of France and Italy. His paintings notably portrayed bays, rivers, canals and bridges.


His work can be founded by the Royal Family, the province of Walloon Brabant, in the museum of Charleroi, Schaerbeek, Ixelles, Mons, Frankfurt, Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and Brussels

Honorary distinctions:

Médaille du Roi Albert, Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Couronne, Chevalier de l’Ordre de Léopold, Chevalier de l’Ordre de Roumanie, Bucarest.