This is a lovely antique gouache painting. David and Goliath. At the reverse, there is the old sticker from a wellknown Parisian antique: ALPHONSE GIROUX who worked 7 rue du coq St Honoré in Paris from 1799 till 1848. Frame: 26 x 20,8 cm View: 17,8 x 12,5 cm Period: XVIIIth Century Good condition François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux was a French art restorer and ébéniste. He studied painting under Jacques-Louis David, and founded an art restoration business near the end of the 18th century. He was the official restorer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and collected and exhibited art by Louis Daguerre, Charles Marie Bouton, Charles Arrowsmith, Charles Renoux, and others. As well as restoring art, his business made and sold furniture in various styles for the French royal family and others. He is also known for constructing the daguerrotype cameras designed by Daguerre. The painter André Giroux was one of his sons.