MADOU Jean Baptiste
Oil on panel: 43 x 55.3 cm / 16.9 x 21.7 in
Signed and dated '1855' lower right
Painter of genre scenes; watercolourist, draughtsman and lithographer.
Jean Baptiste Madou studied at the Brussels Academy under Brice and P.J. François. He was especially fond of sketching, which he taught at the Military Academy from 1818 to 1820.
He preferred painting portrayals of manners in the old Brabantine style. As a story-teller of relatively burlesque anecdotes, both sentimental and comical, he enjoyed some success. In these smart little anecdotes, he showed a lively and even devilish spirit, which is reflected in his paintings
Brussels 1796 - 1877
Amsterdam - Antwerp - Berlin - Bruges - Haarlem - Ixelles - Liège - New York - Stettin - Verviers
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke, 1981, p. 443.