Jules Félix RAGOT

(French, Paris 1835- 1912 Brussels)

Still life with vases and flowers (1899)

Oil painting on canvas 59.1 x 39.4 in. (150 x 100 cm.)

Signed and dated, original frame

Provenance: Private Collection, Belgium


The Artist

Jules Félix Ragot, is a French painter born in Paris in 1835 who died in Brussels in 1912. He was a student of Jean Murat (1807-1863) and François-Edouard Picot (1786-1868). He began at the Salon of 1867. A portrait- and genre- painter with a preference for still lifes, he was part of a traditional realist movement with post-Impressionist influence. Ragot was very famous in Belgium during his lifetime since he was the tutor of Queen Marie- Henriette. King Leopold II of Belgium acquired several of his works. One of the greatest art critic of that time, Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) spoke of him in glowing terms. He was active in Saint-Gilles and his oeuvre is among the cultural common good of Belgium.


Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire critique des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, Gründ, Paris, 1999