Vayson, Paul

France, (1842-1911)

  • Paul Vayson - Cochons à la ferme
  • Cochons à la ferme

  • [Pigs at a farm]
  • (ndg.), oil on canvas
  • 31.5 x 23 in. (80 x 58.5 cm.)
  • Private collection

  • Paul Vayson - Shepherd with pigs and geese
  • Shepherd with pigs and geese

  • (ndg.), oil on canvas
  • 24 x 16.2 in. (61 x 41 cm.)
  • Private colection

  • Paul Vayson - La recherche de la truffe
  • La recherche de la truffe

  • [The search for truffles]
  • (ca. 1887), engraving on heavy paper (Charles Courty, engraver)
  • 17.6 x 12.5 in. (44.6 x 31.8 cm.)
  • Private collection

  • Paul Vayson - Enfant prodigue gardant les pourceaux
  • Enfant prodigue gardant les pourceaux

  • [Prodigal son keeping pigs]
  • (1897), oil on canvas
  • 87.1 x 56.2 in. (221.2 x 142.6 cm.)
  • Musée Calvet, Avignon

About the Artist:

Hippolyte Paul Vayson (1842-1911) was a French painter. He was the son of a magistrate and studied law in Paris and become a lawyer while concurrently studing painting as a pupil of Charles Gleyre and Jules Laurens.

Vayson was medalist at the 1875-8 Paris Salon and became a jury member of the Society of French artists (painting section). In 1879 he traveled to Algeria and returned with a harvest of sketches, watercolors and some paintings that earned him the lable of Orientalist painter.

Vayson’s greatest commercial success came from rural subjects and his landscapes, especially his shepherds, shepherdesses, sheep, cows and pigs. [DES-02/16]

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.