COËSSIN DE LA FOSSE Charles-Alexandre
THE GILDED YOUTH OF THERMIDOR
Oil on canvas: 72 x 112.5 cm / 28.3 x 44.3 ins
Signed and dated '1873' lower right
Painter of historical subjects, genre scenes, scenes from the uprisings in the Vendée region, portraits and landscapes of Brittany and the Orient.
Charles-Alexandre Coëssin De La Fosse was a pupil of François Edouard Picot and Thomas Couture. He first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1857; he gained a third-class medal in 1873 and two bronze medals at the Expositions Universelles in Paris in 1889 and in 1900.
His works demonstrate a clear knowledge of composition and use of colour.
This particular painting was exhibited at the Salon of 1873 (Cat. Nr. 318)..
Lisieux (Calvados) 1829 - 1900
Bayeux - Gray - Liège - Lisieux - Reims
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 3, p. 1184.