About the artist
Victor Gabriel Gilbert (1847-1933), under the guidance of Victor Adam and Charles Busson, established himself as an accomplished painter of chic ladies, vibrant Parisian scenes, and especially, marketplaces bursting with flowers, vegetables, and poultry. His work also extended to Normandy's dramatic cliffs and bustling harbours. Additionally, he contributed decorative pieces for the Paris Town Hall. Gilbert's regular exhibits at the Salon des Artistes Français earned him a silver medal in 1889 and the Léon Bonnard prise in 1926. In 1897, his excellence was acknowledged with a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur.