MEDIUM: Oil on panel
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 23 x 14.25 ins/ 58.42 x 36.20 cm
During the 19th century people developed a vivid fascination for the past. This was particularly true in France where memories of the recently deposed monarchy were still strong and the political situation was volatile. Paintings emphasized the human qualities of the subjects and in Lesrel’s works he alludes to the paternal qualities of the monarchy by painting the King’s men at ease in their domestic situations.