Constant Troyon, French painter, was born in Svres, near Paris,
where his father was connected with the famous manufactory of
porcelain.Troyon was an animal painter of the first rank, and was
closely associated with the artists who painted around Barbizon.
The technical qualities of his methods of painting are most
masterly; his drawing is excellent, and his composition always
The Barbizon school (circa 18301870) of painters is named after the
village of Barbizon near Fontainebleau Forest, France, where the