Dimensions : H. 45 x W. 31 inches (With frame: H. 53 x W. 40 inches)
Emile Villa was born in Montpellier on April 25, 1836.
He was a genre scene painter, portraitist, animal painter, caricaturist, and illustrator.
1861: Villa attended the école des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was the student of Charles Gleyre and Auguste Glaize.
1859 to 1882: he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français.
1876: he is awarded an honorable mention
1889: Villa is awarded an honorable mention at the Exposition Universelle of 1889
His delicate genre scenes are reminiscent of 18th century paintings.
Montpellier, Musée Fabre
E. Bénézit, édition Gründ, Tome 14, page 241.