LE THIMONNIER Paul
AUGUSTE OFFENBACH (1862-1883) AT THE SEASIDE
Oil on panel: 35 x 26.5 cm / 13.8 x 10.4 ins
Signed lower left
Painter of portraits and genre scenes.
Paul Le Thimonnier was active in Asnières.
He was a member of the Artistes Français from 1889 onwards and he participated at the Salons of the group.
Auguste Offenbach was the only son (out of five children) of Jacques Offenbach. He died of tuberculosis at the age of 21. He had followed in the footsteps of his father and had started a carreer as a composer.
Provenance: Collection Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), the world-famous German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the Romantic period.
Born mid-19th Century
E. Bénézit, "Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs", Paris 1999, Vol. 8, p. 581.