Paris, January 22nd 1838 – December 1909, Paris
Destined to become a painter at a very early age, she made a first stay in Ecouen with her mother at the beginning of the 1860s and settled there permanently in 1866, first on rue Adeline and then at 29 rue d’Ezanville. There she painted her first picture « During the harvest« . She studied figure painting with Pierre Edouard Frère, painted her portrait and her first modest home. She fled in 1870 to take refuge in Honfleur and, in 1871, she decided to join Daubigny in Auvers-sur-Oise. Under the influence of Corot, she turned to landscape and plein air painting where she gained a certain notoriety. The gallery owner Gambart bought a large number of her works.
She participated in the Paris Salons from 1857 to 1901, was invited several times to Reims and exhibited in London in 1878.
In 1894, she published a collection of etchings called « Daubigny, souvenirs and sketches » showing the way of life of the artists in Auvers-sur-Oise. On some of the works, one can read the name of Pierre Edouard Frère, that of his son Charles Edouard Frere and that of Herman Alfred Leonard Wahlberg (1834-1906), a Swedish painter who lived for some time in Ecouen.
When Daubigny died, she sold her paintings to help with the subscription she had initiated for the erection of a monument to the memory of her friend, an initiative she had taken a few months earlier for Corot.
She rests in the cemetery of Auvers-sur-Oise.
For further information, please read the book “L’Ecole d’Ecouen, une colonie de peintres au XIXe siècle” (bilingual French-English).