Having trained at the art academy in Ghent, Belgium, Langerock travelled to Italy, Africa and South America. He lived in Brazil between 1881-1886, where he collaborated with Brazilian painter Victor Meirelles (1832-1903) on a panoramic view of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Painted in 1887, Panorama de la Ville de Rio de Janeiro won them the Gold Medal at the 1889 Exposition universelle in Paris. It appears that same year Langerock presented in Brussels another painting titled Diorama, Village indien de l’Amerique du Sud, which could possibly be identified with the present work.
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