French painter; born at Besançon Oct. 4. 1832. He became a pupil at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and of Léon Cogniet in Paris. In 1857 he went to America and settled in New York, but later returned to Paris, where he now (1904) resides. He is an associate of the National Academy of Design in New York and a member of the Société des Artistes Français of Paris; he became a member of the Legion of Honor in 1869 and is "Hors Concours" at the exhibitions of the Paris Salon. His subjects are genre and portraits. Among his paintings are: "Consolation" (1864); "Love's Melancholy"; "Maud Müller" (1867); "Episode in the Campaign of 1863" (1869); "Song of the Shirt" (1875); "Song of the Twilight" (1879); "Good News" (1882); "First Grief" (1885). Among the portraits painted by him are those of General Grant, General Sherman, and Mme. de Lizardi (exhibited in the Salon of 1903).