- His striking Avant le bain was sold for one hundred and forty francs in 1875. Any one who has been lucky enough to see it at Durand- Ruel's will cry out at the stupidity which did not recognise a masterly bit of painting with its glowing, nacreous flesh tints, its admirable modelling, its pervading air of vitality. - "Promenades of an Impressionist", James Huneker.
- He took from the sack a wondrous thing, luminous with nacreous hues. - "The Flying Legion", George Allan England.