DEYROLLE Théophile Louis


Oil on canvas: 102 x 72 cm / 40.1 x 28.3 ins
Signed lower right

Painter of portraits and genre scenes.

Théophile Louis Deyrolle studied in Paris, where he was a pupil of Alexandre Cabanel and William Bougereau. He became friends with another of Cabanel’s students, Alfred Guillou, whose sister Suzanne he eventually married. He settled in Concarneau where, with his wife, he continued to develop the oyster parks created by his father-in-law, Etienne Guillou, known as ‘the pilot’. In Concarneau, he worked at the business in the morning, leaving all afternoon free for painting. He made his debut in Paris in 1876 at the Salon des Artistes Français, with “After Fishing”. He gained an honorable mention in 1881, became a member in 1884, was awarded a third-class medal in 1887, a second class medal in 1889 and a bronze medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle.

In 2003 he was represented in the collective exhibition “Brittany, Land of Painters” at the Fine Arts Museum in Vannes.

Paris 1844 - Concarneau 1923
French School

Bourges - Concarneau - Dieppe - Lille - Morlaix - Rochefort - Toul

E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 4, p. 858-859.