Grandfather's Birthday

The painting's alternative title, 'Le Nouveau Né' (The New Born) is inscribed on the support.

This genre subject is typical of the artist's compositions in which he portrayed characters in historical costume engaged in domestic or courtly scenes. Highly decorative, these found a ready market among the French upper classes.

Key facts

Artist dates
1803 - 1886
Full title
Grandfather's Birthday
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on wood
24.1 x 28.9 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by J.C.J. Drucker, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery