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This painter of genre and historical portraits of Paris was born at Poitiers in 1832 and died in 1908 at Royan. He studied under Picot and Bouguereau and made his debut at the Salon in 1861.
He was honoured with a Medal in Paris in 1864, 1876 and 1878, and in 1878 won a Diplôme d'Honneur. He became a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1887, obtained a Bronze Medal in 1889 and a Silver Medal in 1900. He painted the marriage room at the Hôtel de Ville de Poitiers.