CLAUDE Jean Maxime
RETURNING FROM ROTTEN ROW (IN FRONT OF THE AUSTRIAN EMBASSY)
Watercolour and gouache on paper: 33 x 52.5 cm / 13 x 20.7 ins
Signed and dated '1874' lower left
Painter of genre scenes, animals, landscapes, seascapes and still lifes; watercolourist and draughtsman.
Jean Maxime Claude exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1861 and was awarded a jury medal in 1866, 1869 and 1872. He lived in Paris for a while before settling in England. He was appointed Chevalier in the Légion d’Honneur. Claude is best known for his hunting scenes in the forest of Chantilly, executed with great verve and dynamism.
Some of his work can be found in the collections of the Musée Condé in Chantilly and the Musée National Magnin in Dijon.
1823 - 1904
Chantilly - Dijon - Stockholm
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 3, p. 1079.