Known for painting these reverse glass pictures known as achterglasschilderijen in Flemish, Edith Van Leckwyck followed in the footsteps of her mentor Floris jespers. She was born in Antwerp in 1899 where she studied with Jespers during the 1950’s. She had previously met with Kandinsky and Campendonk, the latter whom she would marry in 1935. After her marriage she moved to Amsterdam where she established herself as a painter in the manner of the Surrealists. She would continue to paint right to her death in Amsterdamn in 1987. This particular work dates to 1932 and clearly illustrates her devotion to the ideals of Jespers. Other similar works can be seen in the museums of Antwerp and Ostend and a collection of drawings at the Cabinet des Estampes in Brussels.