A LESSON AT THE RUDDER – TROUVILLE
Oil on canvas: 89 x 86.7 cm / 35 x 34.1 ins
Signed and situated 'Trouville' lower right
Painter of seascapes.
Paul Jobert was a pupil of Jules Bastien-Lepage, Jules Lefebvre and Benjamin Constant. A painter of the Navy and vice-president of the National Society of Marine Art, he used generous brush strokes to depict coastal scenes and storms, as well as harbours under a setting sun, given rythmic form by judicious light effects.
He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he became a member in 1886. He won a third-class medal in 1893 and a second-class medal in 1897. He showed work at the Paris Salon from 1888 until 1914 and again from 1920 till 1924. He won an honourable mention at the Exposition Universelle in 1899 and a bronze medal in 1900.
His work was very popular in the USA, where he had solo exhibitions in New York in 1896 and 1897 and another in Philadelphia in 1897. In 1908 he was made Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur and later Officier.
He participated ‘hors concours’ at the 1906 Paris Salon with this particular painting, “A Lesson At The Rudder – Trouville” (N° 870).
Tlemcen (Algeria) 1863 - 1942
Cherbourg - Dax - Dieppe - Honfleur - Le Mans - Montevideo - Paris - Philadelphia - Rouen - Valenciennes - Versailles
L. Baschet, "Catalogue Illustré du Salon de 1906", Paris 1906, illustration p. 116.
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 7, p. 849.