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]