He was a renowned French painter - especially of landscapes, who worked in romantic and realistic styles and was a forerunner of impressionistic style. During the warm months he traveled throughout Europe, painting small oil sketches. The sketches are marked by careful structure and the sense of natural light. He worked during winter months in his studio, producing large salon pieces with biblical or historical subjects.
Click on the
thumbnail image for larger selection
View from the Farnese Gardens, Rome
View of Saint Lo with
the River Vire
in the Foreground