Lucien Desmare painted this scene around 1930 in the post-Impressionist style for which he is remembered. He was born in the suburbs of Brussels at Schaerbeek in 1905 and it seems had an early passion for the arts. He studied extensively, spending time in the academies of Schaerbeek, Anderlecht, Liege and eventually Amsterdam. He enjoyed painting landscape and town scenes, some figural pieces and the occasional still-life. For a while he lived in the coastal town of Zeebrugge and produced a number of coastal and fishing scenes. We believe that this work was executed during his time and depicts the harbor in Zeebrugge, Desmare died in Brussels in 1961. His paintings can be seen in Belgium at the town museum in Schaerbeek.