Oil on canvas: 52.5 x 44 cm / 20.7 x 17.3 ins
Signed lower left
Painter of historical subjects, genre scenes, figures and portraits.
Joseph Caraud entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1844 and studied under Abel de Pujol and Muller. He had already been a Salon exhibitor in 1843.
Caraud’s body of work is essentially anecdotal, intimist and historical (chiefly from the reign of Louis XV). Between 1848 and 1851, he frequently painted maidservants, Algerian scenes or figures and scenes from Italian operettas.
Cluny (Saône-et-Loire) 1821 - 1905
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p, 496.