Watercolor (35 x 27 cm) signed lower left.
Dimensions with frame (80 x 68 cm).
Painter of genre scenes and portraits.
Self-taught, it is formed by studying the works of great masters in museums, their technique, their colors, their play of light ...
This personal learning has the advantage of allowing his art and inspiration to evolve freely, outside the constraints of the workshops.
He started at the Paris Salon of 1846 where he won several medals.
He settled in 1860 around Paris in Ecouen and joined the colony of painters Ecouen; common becoming one of the most famous centers of genre painting. Reputation that extends to Britain and the United States that tear their works.
Bibliography: G Schurr "The Little Masters of Painting 1820-1920"
Museums: Bordeaux, Cambrai, Glasgow, Hamburg, Luxembourg, New York (Metropolitan).