In the Park by Adrien Moreau (French, 1843 - 1906)
Adrien Moreau
French, 1843 - 1906

In the Park

Watercolor and gouache on paper
14 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches (36.83 x 27.31 centimeters)
Framed: 24 x 20 1/2 inches (60.96 x 52.07 centimeters)

signed lower right: Adrien Moreau

Adrien Moreau (French, 1843 - 1906)

Born in Troyes in 1843, Adrien Moreau became a student of Isadore Pils. Inspired by the earlier generation of historical genre painters that included Pils and Meissonier, Moreau executed nostalgic and highly finished works portraying the manners, grace and elegance of the Middle Ages to the eighteenth-century, as well as the leisure of modern upper-bourgeoisie. Moreau made his Salon debut in 1868 and continued to exhibit regularly throughout the century. He won a second-class medal in 1876 and silver medals at the Universal Expositions of 1889 and 1900. In 1892, he was made chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Moreau?s precise technique and the popularity of his preferred subjects made him widely collected during his lifetime. In addition to a successful career as a painter, Moreau?s literary interest also lead him to illustrate an edition of Voltaire?s Candide in 1893 and, in 1899, and E. Moreau?s The Secret of Saint Louis.

Selected Museum Collections:
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes; Musée des Civilisations de l?Europe et de la Méditerranée, Paris; Musée d?Art, d?Archéologie et de Sciences Naturelles, Troyes;

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