Book art - the artist's son

Found on Tumblr - portrait of Joseph-Carle-Paul-Horace Delaroche, 1851, by Paul Delaroche (French, 1797-1856).

This is what the post on tumblr says: "This portrait shows the artist’s son at the age of fifteen, half length with a pile of books, having recently recovered from a severe illness. Delaroche’s wife Louise died at the age of 31, a tragedy from which it was said Delaroche would never recover. This portrait has added poignancy given the resemblance of Horace to his mother."

Paul Delaroche

Source: http://books0977.tumblr.com/post/115319807802/portrait-of-joseph-carle-paul-horace-delaroche