CHOCARNE-MOREAU Paul Charles
IN THE GARDENS OF THE TUILERIES
Oil on canvas: 117 x 90 cm / 46.1 x 35.4 in
Signed lower left
Painter of genre scenes and figures.
Paul Charles Chocarne-Moreau was a pupil of Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury and active in Paris. He was commended by the Salon jury of 1886 and won a bronze medal at the Paris ‘Exposition Universelle’ of 1889. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur. Several of his works were acquired by the French State.
Chocarne- Moreau was a humourist and a painter of charming canvases depicting small boys as chimney sweeps and boat captains.
This particular work was exhibited at the 1902 Salon des Artistes Français (Nr. 372).
Literature: ‘Le Monde Illustré’, May 3, 1902, Nr. 2353, reproduced on the cover.
Dijon 1855 - Paris 1931
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 497.
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 3, p. 956.