SAIN Edouard Alexandre
(Cluny, May 13th 1830 – July 27th 1910, Paris).
He was a genre painter, pupil of François Edouard Picot. At the beginning of his career, between 1850 and 1853, years when he exhibited for the first time at the Salon de Paris, he was registered as living in Ecouen.
In 1858, he signed an official document, being the best man for the wedding of Gouffé and Rose Silliard, of whom he was a friend. He painted some very naturalist outdoor rustic sceneries. On December 10th 1910, an auction sale in Drouot registered eight of his paintings with Ecouen in their title. Was his stay in Ecouen the reason why one of his paintings was named le Cabaret de Ramponneau aux Percherons (The Ramponneau’s cabaret in the Percherons area), same title as a painting of Léon Dansaert ?
For further information, please read the book “L’Ecole d’Ecouen, une colonie de peintres au XIXe siècle” (bilingual French-English).