Paris 1803-1886

Beautiful coastal view of Normandy in the North of France. Amazing light and skies. Oil on canvas. Large original frame. Signed and dated 1864.

Size: H 60cm x W 100cm - H 90cm x W 134cm 

French School

Lit: Born in Paris, son and pupil of the famous miniaturist Jean-Baptiste Isabey. He starts his career at the Salon of 1824, were the Romantic movement break through. Eugène was a leading member in the so called Romantic movement "Men of 30", a group of painters following the path of Richard Parkes Bonington. In 1830 he becomes official artist to the expedition to Algeria. He is a painter of bright and fresh seascapes, landscapes, genre -and historical scenes. He travels to Belgium and Holland and is the first to evoke the charms of the Normandy’s beaches and will, in the Havre, encourage Boudin to paint them. He receives many medals and honours ( Chevalier de la légion d'honneur). Works in the major museum as the Louvres in Paris, musée d'Orsay in Paris, Amiens, Beauvais, Le Havre, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and the Cleveland museum of Art.