Early 19th Century Framed Lithograph by Jean Baptiste Madou (1796-1877)

2102-9121005B (Click to Inquire About This Item)

15.5H x 18.5W

Location: Baton Rouge


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Early 19th Century Framed Lithograph by Jean Baptiste Madou (1796-1877) is a remarkable work entitled
Les Aquarelles depicting a gathering of the well-heeled of early 19th century France.  The purpose of the event was to view watercolor paintings, and personal interactions, needlepoint work, even playing musical instruments indicate it was a well rounded event!  Such works also enable us to appreciate the elaborate clothing worn during the period.  A very interesting border pattern around the scene also features the date of 1836.
Circa 1830s
Measures 15.5H x 18.5W
Jean Baptiste Madou (1796-1877) was a prominent painter and lithographer, and studied art at the Brussels Academy under Celestin Francois.  His early lithograph sets earned him notable attention and included Un voyage picturesque dans les Pays-Bas (1821-1828), Costumes Belgiques (1830) and Scenes de la vie des Peintres de l'Ecole Flamande (1840).  However, beginning around 1840 Madou focused his attentions almost entirely on painting.  In these efforts he attained significant acclaim for his domestic and genre scenes.  Madou is still displayed to this day in museums in both Antwerp and Brussels.