The Petit Savoyard Eating In Front Of An Entrance To A House
The Petit Savoyard Eating In Front Of An Entrance To A House c1877 by French Painter Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret (1852 – 1929); a leading artists of the Naturalist School.
This is a heart tugging genre portrait of a young boy sitting on a floor ledge by stone house with a large wooden door with a bell cord that has a sad look on his face.
The young boy is wearing a gray hat old blue and white plaid shirt, a very tattered blue overcoat, worn oversized pants, old gray gloves and overly large warn out dusty black shoes.
He is eating an apple and a sandwich that were wrapped in a newspaper with a cranked music box that has a puppet on top playing a violin in front of a stand with sheet music on it.
The Petit Savoyard Eating In Front Of An Entrance To A House is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.
Information Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Pascal was born in Paris France on January 7, 1852 and was raised by his grandfather, from which he took the name Bouveret after his father emigrated to Brazil.
He started his education in 1869, studying at the École des Beaux-Arts under French Painters Alexandre Cabanel (1823 – 1889) and Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824 – 1904) from 1869 to 1875.
From 1875 through 1896 he exhibited at the Paris Salon, first exhibiting there in 1875, where in 1880 he won the first place for the painting “An Accident”; then in 1885 he received the medal of honor for his piece “Horses At The Watering Trough”.
During the 1880s Pascal along with French Painter Gustave Courtois (1852 – 1923), maintained a studio in a fashionable part of Paris called Neuilly-sur-Seine; and by this time was a well known and established leading artist known for his peasant scenes, mystical creations and religious compositions.
In 1891 Pascal was made an Officer of the Legion of Honour, and nine years later became a member of the Institut de France.