Les Cascarotes de St.Jean de Luz
Oil on Canvas : 18 x 23 inches ( 46 x 58 cm )
Inventory # 12518

signed "Duverger" (lower left)

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Theophile-Emmanuel Duverger
French, 1821-1886

Theophile-Emmanuel Duverger was born in Bordeaux in 1821, and from 1846-1882 sent many of his genre paintings to the Salons of Paris.  He won honours for his work in 1861, 1863, and 1865.   

The artist was mostly self-taught, gaining experience through observations of nature and inspiration from the grand painters that he examined in museums.  Duverger has been deemed “a specialist” in school or vestry scenes.  He was a compatriot of Paul Seignac’s, another fine nineteenth century genre painter.  Duverger’s paintings are collected for their charm, composition, and finesse of expression.