Oil on canvas representing the portrait of a comedian(?), signed in the upper left corner Jules GARNIER, around 1880.
A student of Jean-Léon Gérome at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, he made several trips to Holland and Spain, and took a prominent place among the anecdote painters of his time.
His painting "The Liberator of the Territory" was a great success and made the artist's name popular. He also often took his inspiration from the truculent stories of Rabelais.
Museums: Angers, Paris (Comédie Française).
47x39 with its frame.