Rousseau, Henri - Portrait of the Artist's Father
A Museum Quality Reproduction Print of Portrait of the Artist's Father by Henri Rousseau. The original oil on canvas of the Father of the famous French folk artist measures 8 by 6 inches, the year in which this was completed is unknown. Julien Rousseau was an “ironmonger”, as was his father. He was a craftsman and had a little hardware store. He probably manufactured and repaired cups, pots, pans, coffeepots, milk pails, basins, dippers, spoons, flour bins, bread boxes, candlesticks, oil lamps, tools, tin ceilings, and many things that families could use in their households. Later on, because of some unfortunate situations in his business and real estate he went bankrupt. In 1852, their house was sold at auction, and he began selling wine and brandy. In 1854, he was running a little tobacco business. Then he went back to being an “ironmonger.”
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale the folk art print entitled Portrait of the Artist's Father by Henri Rousseau.