Born in Nancy, January the 4th, 1810, died in Mustapha, near Alger in 1881. He was a landscape and a marine painter. He painted directly in the nature in Great Britain and in Normandy. During his childhood, he lived in Brittany. Due to his father, he learnt drawing and followed Jean-Victor Bertin’s lessons until 1835, in Paris. He exhibited his artworks for the first time in 1835, at Salon des Beaux Arts in Nantes. From 1840 to 1879, he participated to almost all parisian fairs. In 1846, he was recognized as a great seascape artist, and Beaudelaire commented his work. In 1849, he received an encouragement price, and he was requested by the French Minister of the Interior for a replication of a Louvre’s painting. All his drawings are well executed, with precision and virtuosity, especially his Normandy representations.
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right
– 95 x 76 cm (130 x 110 cm cadre inclus)
– 38 x 30 in. (51 x 43 in. framed)