A high quality oil on panel painting by the renowned French artist Louis Simon Cabaillot Lassalle (born 1810), depicting school children leaving school at the end of the day.
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Presented in the original, good quality, heavy gilt wood frame.
Signature: Centre left.
Provenance: UK Private collection
Condition: Painting and frame are both in good condition. There is some craquelure commensurate with age.
Measurements: Painting measures 45 x 37cm and the overall frame 78 x 69cm.
Biography: Louis Simon Lassalle was born in 1810 and was the lifelong pseudonym of Louis Simon Cabaillot, and he was a painter, illustrator, draftsman, and lithographer for various Parisian publishers. He also illustrated Children’s books. His Son Camille-Leopold Cabaillot-Lassalle was also a famous painter. After studying with Pierre Paris and Carl Muller, Lassalle began to exhibit genre scenes in the Salon de Paris beginning in 1851. His entries were much praised and he received a number of important commissions from the French Government. His style is fresh and his subjects often show a moral tone. He participated in exhibitions from 1851 to 1868.
Dictionnaire des Peintres, Benezit, Vol VIII, p.302; Thieme-Becker Kunstlexikon, Vol.V, p.320; Dictionnaire Generale, Bellier-Auvray, Vol.I, p.183; Gazette des Beaux-Arts, p.127, et al.