Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña  (French, 1808-1876) 


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Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña Biography
1807   Born August 20 in Bordeaux
1823   Began an apprenticeship in painting on porcelain at a china factory in Paris,
1831   First Salon entry: Scene Amour
1833   Frequented Fontainebleau Forest for years to come
1835   Visited Barbizon for the first time
1836   Met Rousseau and entered a painting featuring Fontainebleau Forest in the Salon
1848   Won a first-class medal from the Salon and received the Legion d’honneur
1859   Stopped showing at the Salon
1863   Made the acquaintance of a new generation of painters including Claude
1869   Summered in Etretat and painted seascapes in the company of Gustave
1870 - 1871   Sought refuge in Brussels during the Franco-Prussian War
1876   Died November 18 in the Mediterranean resort of Mentone