Ink and gouache highlights representing the portrait of a saint in the book
Signed at the bottom left
Dimensions : 44,5 x 30,5 cm Dimensions (support) : 70 x 55 cm
Jacques Jean-Marie Achille Devéria is a French painter, illustrator and engraver of the Romantic era.
Born in Paris on February 6, 1800 and died in this city on December 23, 1857, he first followed the painting classes of Anne-Louis Girodet then those of Louis Lafitte, draftsman of the king.
In 1822, when he began exhibiting at the Salon, he and his brother Eugène (also a painter) opened a drawing class. Later, he holds his Parisian studio rue de l’Ouest.
Achilles exercised his art in various genres. He owes him religious paintings and watercolors much sought after. He was the first to apply color to lithography, with the help of Motte who made the prints.
A portrait of Honoré de Balzac young man (1825) is attributed to him. He painted in his Paris studio number 38 rue de l’Ouest. Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas (father), Prosper Mérimée, Franz Liszt and many other artists and writers have come to be immortalized.
In 1830, Devériawas a renowned illustrator who published many lithographs (eg the frontispiece of Goethe’s Faust). He also performed erotic paintings and etchings.
He also performed erotic paintings and etchings He spent his last years traveling in Egypt, drawing and transcribing inscriptions.