Defrance (1735-1805) was a Belgian painter and according to what I could find through an Google image search, he was very fond of painting ordinary people in ordinary and sometimes less than graceful situations. Things that I love!
These paintings seem to be the more known of his work, since I got many versions of them in my search results. The resolution is not always great, but here we go:
|Men Fighting. Hermitage Museum|
|Women fighting. Hermitage Museum|
|Fish market. Some oil painting on demand site. Totally copyrighted.|
|Interior of a forge. Artnet|
|Recruting officer in a public house. Artnet|
|The breakfast. Hermitage Museum|
|Visiting the printers. Musée de Grenoble|
And my absolute favourite...
|The rope dancer The Met|
Follow the link and zoom in! Look at her little outfit! Who's going to make it? It won't be me, I'm afraid - don't have the legs for it.