1919. An exhausted female allegorical figure with the scales of justice weighing heavily in her hands approaches a seated male figure who recoils from her; another corrupt ruler being brought to justice.
Forain (1852 – 1931) was a French Impressionist painter and print maker, one of the most noted on the first few decades of the 1900s. He was the most famous caricaturist of the Belle Epoque, and was influenced by the work of Daumier and Degas, a life long friend and colleague.
Image size varies on paper 17 1/2 x 11 3/4". Dated 1919 at the lower right. Very good condition. Item #24504