BORN 8 Feb 1808, Montrouge, Hauts-de-Seine - DIED 27 Dec 1885, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Pineux, Eugène-Emmanuel
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 13)
Eugène Amaury Duval was the son of the diplmat and historian Amaury Duval (1760-1838). He was among the first students in the studio of Ingres. In 1829 he joined the Morea Expedition to produce archaeological drawings in Greece. He first exhibited at the Salon in Paris in 1833 and was best known for his portraints. From 1834 to 1836 he travelled to Florence, Rome and Naples.
Back in France he was asked by the government to decorate churches, among them the church of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1849-1856). In 1855 he painted the famous actress Rachel. His painting of Marie-Anne Detourbay, Comtesse de Loynes (1862) is now at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. In 1863 he produced his best known painting, "La Naissance de Vénus". In 1878 he published "L'atelier d'Ingres - Souvenirs".
painted Detourbay, Marie-Anne, Comtesse de Loynes
was pupil to Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
EugÃ¨ne Emmanuel Amaury Duval - Wikipedia