"b. Paris, 1817. Pupil of his father and Paul Delaroche, and for three years studied in Italy. Officer of the Legion of Honor. d. 1878. " The art of this illustrious master consists in choosing well a bit of country and painting it as it is, inclosing in its frame all the simple and naive poetry which it contains. no effects of studied light, no artificial and complicated compos- ition, nothing whatever which allures the eyes, surprises the mind, and crushes the littleness of man. - Edmond About." [P. 30.]
Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 1883.