"(Fr.) Paris. Pupil of Picot. Prix de Rome 1850, Med. 2nd cl. 1855 (Paris exposition), Med. 1st cl. 1857. Legion of Honor 1859, Med. 3rd cl. 1867. Member of the institute 1876, officer of the Legion of Honor 1876, Medal of Honor 1878. An artist distinguished for his thorough knowledge, taste and refinement. His fame dates from his exhibition in 1854 of 'The Body of St. Cecelia Borne to the Catacombs.' He has since painted a large number of highly prized pictures. Petites maraudeuses. The little pilferers. 42 x 78. The painter has caught the subjects of this effective picture on a little foraging expedition which is just being concluded. It vividly recalls the time of life when the flavor of purloined fruit is resistless to the childish palete."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.