"Achille Deveria - Portrait Of Man In Profile - Drawing - Signed"Achille DEVERIA (Paris, 1800 - Paris, 1857)
Portrait of a man in profile
Black pencil and heightened with white chalk
Signed lower left
19.5 x 16.5 cm
Pupil of Anne-Louis GIRODET-TRIOSON and Louis LAFITTE, draftsman of the king, Achille DEVERIA begins to exhibit at the Salon of 1822 and at the same time opens with his brother Eugène a drawing teaching. All the Parisian romantic circle then scrolls at DEVERIA to be immortalized, like the example of Victor HUGO, Alexandre DUMAS father, Prosper MERIMEE, Frantz LITZ ... As early as 1830, Achille became an illustrator recognized in particular for his numerous lithographs.
Achille DEVERIA is appointed in 1849 director of the Department of Prints of the National Library and Deputy Curator of the Egyptian Department of the Louvre.
In 1855 he was knighted by the Legion of Honor.