French Painter, 1840-1887
French painter and writer. He was a student of Fran?ois-Edouard Picot, Alexandre Abel de Pujol and F?lix Barrias. After failing to win the Prix de Rome in historical landscape in 1861, he impulsively visited Algeria the following year; this journey, which he repeated ten times, determined his development as an Orientalist painter. He was a regular exhibitor at the Salon from 1861 where his combination of picturesque realism and academic composition was positively received by the State as illustrative of its Algerian policies
ID: 61955 Laghouat, Algerian Sahara. 1879. Oil on canvas. 47.5 x 70x5 in. (122 x 181 cm). Musee D'Orsay, Paris. © Reunion des Musees Nationaux / Art Resource, NY.
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