This work is signed in the artist’s customary manner, using his pseudonym ‘Georoy’ Born in Antwerp in 1906 Rausenberger was largely a self-taught artist but one clearly influenced by the Impressionists. He had studied architecture at the Academy of Berchem and had briefly worked with the painter Jos Mous in Antwerp but initially he worked as a clerk for the National Bank of Belgium. Whilst in his twenties he met, and would later marry, the painter Irene Battaille who persuaded him to become a professional artist. He chose to paint a variety of differing subjects including landscapes, marines, interiors and town scenes, usually in oils and all handled in a lively manner. He and Irene made frequent trips abroad including visits to France, Holland and Spain, each time returning with a collection of drawings and sketches which were worked into finished oils. He was a frequent exhibitor at many prominent Belgian galleries and won numerous medals and prizes for his work. He was commissioned to paint a large mural depicting the town of Antwerp for the National Bank of Antwerp. Georges de Rausenberger died in the village of ‘s-Gravenwezel in 1983.