(Paris 1843 – id. 1896)
A talented artist capable of working in all genres, Duez made landscape his favourite subject area and was most successful in his marine landscapes populated by elegant Parisian ladies. From 1877, the artist spent his summers at Villerville, a village on the Normandy coast near Trouville, where he painted beach scenes in situ that were greatly appreciated at the time. While retaining a precise technique and a descriptive manner, he moved towards a more luminous and impressionist type of painting.