The Return of the Prodigal Son, oil on canvas painting by Stanislas-Henri-Benoit Darondeau, 1840
Stanislas-Henri-Benoit Darondeau (1807–1841) was a French painter, draftsman and engineer who was born in Paris in 1807. He exhibited in the Salon de Paris between 1827 and 1841. He circumnavigated the globe between February 1836 and November 1837 under Auguste Nicolas Vaillant (1793–1858), producing many illustrations of French Polynesia and Hawaii. In 1841-42, he participated in an African expedition under Captain Louis Édouard Bouët-Willaumez aboard the Nisus. Darondeau died in Brest, France in 1841.