Jehan-Georges Vibert (1840-1902) was an academic painter who specialized in realistically imagined scenes of court life.
Last spring, Sotheby auction house unveiled a large Vibert painting depicting a scene from Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. The painting had disappeared from public view for over 100 years.
Vibert visualized the army of the Kingdom of Lilliput with extraordinary attention to individual characterization and costume.
He placed the viewer at the eye level of the Lilliputians, looking upward at the foreshortened giant. The face seems miles away.
Wikipedia Commons, 16 reproductions, link.
Gallery of Paintings by Vibert, link.