The Artist Georges Michel and Son, 1797
9 1/2 x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm)
Medium and Support:
Oil on board
The artists Georges Michel, Jean-Marie De Gault, and possibly his father Jacques-Joseph De Gault, were among other artists and patriots imprisoned together in the Plessis prison during the French Revolution. The painting is evidence of ongoing friendships among radcalised artists.
The inscription, "J.M. Degault fecit / le 10 prairial l'an V / de la Revolucion", presumably refers to the events of Prairial, Year III, two years earlier, that had led to their joint imprisonment.
Art Museum : 18 C Gallery