DESTAPPE François Jacques Marie Maurice
ON THE MEKONG RIVER
Oil on canvas: 61 x 95.5 cm / 24 x 37.6 ins
Signed lower left
Painter of seascapes; engraver.
François Destappe studied under Noël, Victor Dupré and Beir. He first exhibited at the Salon in 1868 with “At Sea, Morning”. Beraldi makes reference to his “Book of Six Seascapes”.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London conserves his “Fishermen’s Huts by the Sea”.
Born in Paris in 1800
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 4, p. 812.