Born in Troyes in 1843, the popular French genre and landscape painter Adrien Moreau studied under the academic artist Isidore Pils (1813-1875). Pils also went into the genre of battle painting but continued with regular genre pieces, for instance, Rouget de Lisle Singing the Marseillaise for the First Time. He received commissions from Napoleon III and painted the ceiling over the grand stairway at the new Opera House.
Moreau exhibited at the Paris Salon for the first time in 1868. Eight years later he won a Second Class Medal for Repose at the Farm and Medieval Fair. In 1877 he exhibited The Gypsies and Under the Shrubbery. A year later came <
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