“The Maid of the Mountians” by Eugène F.M. Deveria
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“The Maid of the Mountians”
Oil on canvas dated 1834 by Eugène F.M. Deveria
Eugène François Marie Joseph Devéria was born in Paris in 1808, dying in Pau in 1865. He was a painter, watercolourist and draughtsman of religious & genre scenes and portraits.
He studied under Girodet and in the 1820’s he set up a studio with his painter brother Achille, where the young romantics of the period would meet, among them Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, Delacroix Sainte-Beuve and Liszt. His first picture at the Paris Salon of 1827 was a stunning success. He received many official commissions for ceiling and wall paintings, at the Louvre, the Galerie des Batailles in Versailles, as well as church commissions. Latterly, he produced charming scenes of genre in oil and watercolour, of Pyrennean scenes and young women (‘Young Women of Ossaloise in a Mountainous Landscape’ now at the Musée de Pau)
His work is illustrated in the Dictionnaire des Petits Maîtres de la Peinture.
His work is represented in the Museums at Angers, Beziers, Bernay, Le Havre, Montpellier, Neuchâtel, Orléans, Rouen, Valencia, Versailles and the Louvre, Paris and the Ufizzi, Florence.
Biblio: Bénézit: Dictionnaire des Peintres; Dictionnaire des Petits Maîtres de la Peinture.
Dimensions 35cm x 27cm