"(Fr.) Paris. Pupil of Cabanal. Med. 3rd cl. 1875., Med. 2nd cl. 1876. chev. Legion of Honor 1878; med. 3rd cl. 1878. A celebrated painter of moorish scenes. Al fresco, Tangiers. 38 x 50. The painter introduces us to some of the members of a moorish household who are enjoying the fresh air on the roof, a very prevalent custom in eastern lands, especially after sundown and before sunrise. Everything in the canvas breathes oriental life, atmosphere and feeling. The faces and figures, the draperies, the walls, the sky and every accessory are wonderfully painted. The drawing and painting of the recumbent figure on the left, more especially the face, is full of character and strength. This is a fine example of Benj. Constant's work."
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.