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Legal Assistance
Jean-Louis Forain

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 Jean-Louis Forain
Artist dates 1852 - 1931
Full title Legal Assistance
Date made probably 1900-12
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 61 x 73 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number NG3249
Location in Gallery Not on display
On loan to Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
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