As a sculptor he was awarded a medal of the first class in 1878 and the Grand Prix in 1889.
These were published in the Prix de l'Academie des Sciences.
He was elected an associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1876, and a full member in 1880; an associate of the Royal Academy in 1885, and an academician in 1893; and at Paris, in 1887, where he exhibited "The Newhaven Packet" and "The Clearness after Rain," he received a grand prix and was made a knight of the Legion of Honour.
Under him David studied for some years, and, after several attempts to win the prix de Rome, at last succeeded in 1775, with his "Loves of Antiochus and Stratonice."
In 1888 she received the Prix Botta, a prize awarded triennially by the French Academy, for her volume of prose aphorisms Les Pensees d'une reine (Paris, 1882), a German version of which is entitled Vom Amboss (Bonn, 1890).