Legal Assistance

In his late career, Forain became preoccupied with law-court scenes, many of which recall the work of Honoré-Victorin Daumier.

This picture was once owned by Henri Rouart, a friend of Forain and also of Degas, who painted his daughter in 1886 in the picture 'Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study'.

Key facts

Artist dates
1852 - 1931
Full title
Legal Assistance
Date made
probably 1900-12
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
61 x 73 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
Location in Gallery