Abel Widmer

Prosper-Parfait Goubaux (1795 -1859), a dramatist, founded a boys' secondary school in Paris and commissioned Delacroix to paint portraits of those of his pupils who had won prizes in the 'Concours Général'.

This portrait was painted in about 1824 when Abel Widmer (1805 - 1838) was a prize-winner. He later became an industrialist.

Key facts

Artist dates
1798 - 1863
Full title
Abel Widmer
Date made
about 1824
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
59.7 x 48.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1918
Inventory number
Location in Gallery