CESBRON Achille Théodore
Oil on canvas: 48 x 77 cm / 18.9 x 30.3 ins
Signed lower right; inscription 'Série P n° 13' on the back
Painter of portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes and flowers.
Achille Théodore Cesbron was a pupil of Léon Bonnat and Fernand Cormon. He executed compositionsof figures in familiar surroundings, painted in a hazy, obscure atmosphere, similar to that in the works of Eugène Carrière.
He exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Français. He became a member in 1883, and received an honourable mention in 1882, a third-class medal in 1884 and a second-class medal in 1886. He received the Marie Bashkirtseff Prize in 1886, a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889 and 1900 and was made a Chevalier in the Légion d’Honneur in 1898.
Oran 1849 - Paris 1915
Angers - Gray - Mulhouse - Paris - Plombières-les-Bains
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 3, p. 675.