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Adrien Moreau (French, 1843-1906)
Adrien Moreau (French, 1843-1906)

Contemplation on the riverbank

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Adrien Moreau (French, 1843-1906)
Contemplation on the riverbank
inscribed and signed 'A MON AMI SMith-Hald/ADRIEN-MOREAU' (lower left) and inscribed and signed 'à mon ami Smith-Hald/ADRIEN-MOREAU' (lower right)
oil on canvas
20 ¼ x 25 ¾ in. (51.5 x 65.5 cm.)

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Lot Essay

Adrien Moreau initially trained as an apprentice glassmaker, but soon decided to study painting at the École des Beaux-Arts under Isidore Pils. He first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1868, where a contemporary art critic described him as being "among the ranks of the greatest painters of contemporary genre" (Joseph Uzanne, Figures Contemporains Tirée de l’Album Mariani, vol. 8, Paris: Libraire Henri Floury, 1903). Moreau was awarded silver medals for his work in 1876, 1889 and 1900 and was awarded the Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in 1892.

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