Meunier, Jean Baptiste (1821-1900; Belgian), after Madou, Jean Baptiste (1796-1877; Belgian)
L’Arquebusier
Engraving, c.46.8 x 39.7 cm
Presented by the Belgian government, c.1868
Present location unknown

Madou worked as a genre painter and print-maker. Meunier was a noted Belgian etcher; he also taught his brother Constantin (1831-1905), a sculptor and realist painter, and his son Henri (1873-1922), who gained fame as an Art Nouveau lithographer.

An impression of this print in the British Museum is inscribed “Madou 1860” at lower left: see comparative photo. For other prints donated by the Belgian government in 1868, see e.g. Michiels after Dyckmans The Blind man {1868} NGV [PR].

[comparative photo: impression in the British Museum]

Refs.

AR 1870-71, p.34, under Schedule XXXIV: Engravings (as by L.Madon {sic}; presented by the Belgian government [no date noted])

For the impression reproduced here, with a good photo, see British Museum online catalogue, no.1888,0612.1009