Skip to main content
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
Download image
Download low-resolution image

Download an 800px wide, 72dpi copy of this image.

License this image

License and download a high resolution image for reproductions up to A3 size from the National Gallery Picture Library.

License image
Download low resolution image

This image is licensed for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons agreement.

Examples of non-commercial use are:

  • Research, private study, or for internal circulation within an educational organisation (such as a school, college or university)
  • Non-profit publications, personal websites, blogs, and social media

The image file is 800 pixels on the longest side.

As a charity, we depend upon the generosity of individuals to ensure the collection continues to engage and inspire. Help keep us free by making a donation today.

Yes, I'd like to donate
Or
Download low resolution image

You must agree to the Creative Commons terms and conditions to download this image.

Creative Commons Logo