A Message, Heva Coomans

him to the Antwerp Academy to become a painter. He commenced to study at Antwerp in 1852, when Wappers and Dykmans were the professors at the Academy. In 1859 he left the Academy and entered the studio of Baron Leys. Such a school suited such a scholar as Alma-Tadema, and he calls himself to-day a pupil of Leys and De Taye. In 1861 he exhibited his first really worthy original picture, and it was purchased by the King of the Belgians. This gave him not only profit

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