Paul Désiré Trouillebert was a French genre and landscape painter. Born in Paris, he studied under Ernest Hébert (1817-1908) and Charles-François Jalabert (1819-1901), made his debut at the Salon in 1865 and continued to exhibit there until 1884.
He never limited himself to genre painting – although his ability in rendering the nude female form was quite remarkable, his reputation is based upon his landscape paintings. His similarity to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot linked him closely to the other artists of the Barbizon School. His work was much sought-after during his lifetime, both in France and America, and Edgar Degas owned several examples of his work. Trouillebert’s paintings can today be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA , The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, the Chateau Museum, Dieppe, France, The Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, USA, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nice, France.