Les Bords de la Seine à Epinay (effect du matin), 1918 by Gabriel-Charles Déneux
Gabriel-Charles Déneux (France, 1856 - 1943) was a student of Gérôme and Cabanel at the École des Beaux-Arts. He participated in the Paris Salon from 1880 onwards, obtaining an honorable mention in 1897.
He travelled through Greece and Sicily researching ancient pictorial techniques, such as those using egg and wax. It was a technique involving pigments mixed with wax, known as Encaustic Painting, that he employed for the Tlemcen murals and the decorations in the Palais d’Hiver in Algiers. His painting focused increasingly on the blending of shades rather than on precision of line. In 1890 he published "Painting In Fast Colours". His most notable works are "A Girl’s Burial", "The Pardon at Notre-Dame de la Clarté", an encaustic painting, "The Return from Mont St-Michel", and "Portrait of Madame Nina Pack".
The title given on the back is, “Les Bords de la Seine à Epinay (effect du matin), 1918".