Adrien Marie was a French engraver and painter
Neuilly-sur-Seine 1841 – 1891 Cadix
An unfinished painting of a shepherd
Oil on canvas : 65,1 X 81,6 cm
Signed bottom left “A.Marie”
Adrien Marie was an outstanding engraver and draughtsman, who
also created very good, original paintings.
He was successful both in Paris and in London.
He also loved travelling; in 1891 he accepted a proposal to join as
its draughtsman-engraver an expedition in W. Africa. He succumbed, completely exhausted, at his return in the port town of Cadiz, aged only 42. He probably left this painting unfinished at his departure
for the dark continent.