Artist Eugène Louis Gabriel Isabey, French, 1803-1886
  • Grandfather's Armor
Date 1876
Medium oil on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 17 1/2 × 24 1/2 inches (44.5 × 62.2 cm)
Framed: 26 7/8 × 33 5/8 × 3 1/2 inches (68.3 × 85.4 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr.
Accession Number 20.96
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower right: E. Isabey. 7\[illegible]
collection of Dexter M. Ferry, Sr.;
after 1907, by descent, Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1920-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Burroughs, C. Catalogue of paintings, sculpture and contemporary arts and crafts. Detroit, 1920, p. 96, no. 111.

C. C. "Group of European Paintings Presented," Bulletin of the DIA 2, no. 4 (1921): pp. 34-36, esp. p. 36.

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 109.

Richardson, E. P., ed. Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 66, no. 109.

From David to Courbet. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, February 1-March 5, 1950, cat. 55.

Eugene Isabey, Paintings Watercolors, Drawings, Lithographs. Exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum. Cambridge, November 22- December 29, 1967, cat. 25.

The Figure in 19th Century French Painting. Exh. cat, DIA Show- on-the-Road (Flint Institute of Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Midland Center for the Arts, Hackley Art Museum). Detroit, 1978/1979, pp. 30-31, cat. 8, (repr.).

Of Knights and Spires: Medieval Revival in France and Germany. Exh cat., Rosenberg and Stiebel. New York, April 27-June 16, 1989.