A typical painter of the École de Barbizon. He left the hometown Gurchy near Cherbourg, Normandy, for Paris to study painting, and in 35 years old he moved to Barbizon. There he began to paint the figures of the famers who lived powerfully on the earth.
La Tonte des moutons
1862 oil on canvas 59.5*73.0cm
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1866-67 pastel on carton 96.0*68.0cm
c.1867 pastel on carton 41.5*50.7cm