Théophile Emmanuel Duverger

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Théophile Emmanuel Duverger (17 March 1821, Bordeaux – 25 August 1898, Écouen) [1] was a French painter. He was the stepfather of painter André-Henri Dargelas.

Bordeaux Prefecture and commune in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

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Écouen Commune in Île-de-France, France

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Duverger was a self-taught painter who learned by observing nature and the works of great painters. He was an exhibitor at the Paris Salon from 1846 and showed portraits of women. Subsequently he dealt primarily genre scenes. He received a third class medal at the Salon of 1861, with a reminder in 1863. He won another medal in 1865.

Salon (Paris) art exhibition periodically held in Paris from 1667 to 1890

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Genre art art genre that depicts scenes from everyday life

Genre art is the pictorial representation in any of various media of scenes or events from everyday life, such as markets, domestic settings, interiors, parties, inn scenes, and street scenes. Such representations may be realistic, imagined, or romanticized by the artist. Some variations of the term genre art specify the medium or type of visual work, as in genre painting, genre prints, genre photographs, and so on.

His painting The worker and his children (Fr.Le laboureur et ses enfants) was bought by the State in 1865 for the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris and now in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay. [2]

Musée du Luxembourg museum in Paris

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Musée dOrsay Art museum, Design/Textile Museum, Historic site in Rue de Lille Paris, France

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Duverger Letter to the Lord Duverger Lettre Au Bon Dieu.jpg
Duverger Letter to the Lord
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Duverger Sisters
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  1. "Théophile Emmanuel Duverger-E". Les Peintres d'Ecouen 1850-1900. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  2. "Notice de l'œuvre: Le laboureur et ses enfants". Musée d'Orsay. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  3. "Le laboureur et ses enfants c1865". Catalogue reference in the Musée d'Orsay . Retrieved 17 January 2013.