An academic composition

This painting was inspired by various artistic styles: Classical but with a Victorian influence.

It is very symmetrical, based around a vertical axis with a central scene and two medallions: one (in the upper section of the canvas) contains a portrait of the young Queen Victoria, and the other (in the lower part) an easily recognisable portrait of Louis-Philippe.
In the centre, between these two portraits, Provost-Dumarchais depicts the awarding of the Order of the Garter to Louis-Philippe - the oldest British Order of Chivalry.