Author name: Baron Jan August Hendrik Leys.
(1815, Antwerp, Belgium – 1869, Antwerp, Belgium). He studied under Wappers (1803-1874) at the Antwerp Academy. In 1835 he went to Paris where he was influenced by the Romantic movement. Leys was an imitative painter in whose works may rapidly be detected the schools which he had been studying before he painted them.