A typical modern landscape painter. He used to travel many places and draw many studies from spring to autumn, and in winter he come back to his studio in Paris and paint some tableaux for the Salon. He was influenced by the Neoclassicism, but also anticipate the Impressionism.
Peasant Woman, Sitting in the Field with a Garland of Flowers
Paysanne assise dans la verdure, tenant une guirlande de fleurs
c.1869 oil on canvas 55.5*46.5 cm
Bathers in the Borromean Islands
Les Baigneuses des Isole Borromées
c.1872 oil on canvas 127.0*88.3 cm