Search our collections

Portuguese Farmhouse Scene

Vintage oil on board of a continental farmhouse scene, signed and dated by the artist, J Schulmeesters, 1964. Schulmeesters is a Belgian artist and is famed for a painting entitled 'The Monastery of Fatima' in 1964.  This farmhouse scene also has 'Fatima' noted in the artists hand in the bottom right hand corner, and is therefore very likely to have been painted at the same time in the same region. Fatima is a city in the municipality of Ourem, in the Central Region and Medio Tejo intermunicipal community of Portugal, where numerous monasteries can be found.  We have been unable to find any additional information about this artist, but he is obviously very skilled. The painting is in good original condition with only minor chips to the outer edge, most likely as it appears to have never been framed. It has even been painted on a very 1960s piece of board (see photos of rear)!

Measures: 70cm wide x 50cm high