Eugene Petit - was born in 1839 in Paris. He was a pupil of Müller and Dieterle. Eugene first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1863 and was awarded a bronze medal in 1873. He specialized in still lifes with flowers and fruits, and was also a master of genre and hunting scenes. His works are in the museums of Carcassonne, Compiegne, Courtrays, Rouen and Saint-Etienne in France, as well as The Sladmore Gallery in London. Some of his works were sold at Bonhams and Sothebys in New York. The artist died in 1886.