Scene in the peasant interiour with playing children was executed by French female painter Louise-Adéone Drölling, known as Madame Joubert ( in marriage), born on 29 May 1797 in Paris and died on 30 March 1834. A few other genre works by the same author see on our additional photos.
The third and last child of Martin Drolling (1752 – 1817) (she was his pupil) and of Louise Elisabeth Belot, his wife, she is the sister of the painter Michel Martin Drolling (1789-1851) and of Marius Drölling (born in 1794). She served as a model for her father, as well as her brother Michel-Martin.
In 1819, she married the architect Jean-Nicolas Pagnierre de Montel (died 1821), and in second marriage, Nicolas Roch Joubert (1797-1866). Since 1821 she signed her works with "Madam Joubert".
In 1827, she took part in her first Salon where she won a gold medal. She makes portraits and genre painting, just like her father. Disappeared prematurely, she has produced little.
Her works are in museums:
In the United States:
Saint-Louis (Missouri), Museum of Art: Interior with a woman mimicking a flower, Salon of 1827, oil on canvas ;
Paris, Army Museum: Portrait of the general of Lafayette in the park of Château de La Grange-Bléneau, 1830, oil on canvas,
Paris, Musée Carnivalt: (attribution) Artist interior, with view on the facade of the Church of Saint-Eustache, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, between 1805 and 1815, oil on canvas .
Living room of 1827: Interior with a woman mimicking a flower, gold medal.
Literature: E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers"(in French), Paris, 1999; Thieme/Becker, Leipzig,1999; "Room with a view : the open window in the 19th century" by Sabine Rewald, catalogue of the exhibition in the Mertropolitan Museum, Yale University Press, 2011.
Inscription: signed on the back of the panel „ Madame Joubert".
Technique: oil on wood panel. Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 16 1/2" x h 12 1/3" (42 x 31,5 cm); framed w 22 1/4" x h 18 1/8" (56,5 x 46 cm).
Condition: in very good cleaned condition.