Paul Charles Chocarne-Moreau was a humourist and a painter of charming canvases depicting small boys as chimney sweeps and boat captains. Chocarne-Moreau was a pupil of Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury and active in Paris. He was commended by the Salon jury of 1886 and won a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1889. He was made a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur. Several of his works were acquired by the French State.