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Flora - Hugues MERLE (1823-1881)
Flora - Hugues MERLE (1823-1881) - Paintings & Drawings Style Flora - Hugues MERLE (1823-1881) -
Ref : 71465
2 800 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Paintings & Drawings  - Flora - Hugues MERLE (1823-1881)
Galerie de Crécy

French furniture of the 18th century

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Flora - Hugues MERLE (1823-1881)

Hugues MERLE (1823-1881)
Pastel flora on paper, signed lower left
53x44cm (framed)

Private collection Door on the back a label of the Galerie Durand-Ruel
Very good condition

Hugues Merle is the student of Léon Cogniet at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. He competes unsuccessfully for the Prix de Rome in 1849. A genre painter and portraitist, he deals with moral or sentimental subjects. He was compared to the painter William-Adolphe Bougereau.He exhibited at the Salon from 1847 and won 2nd class medals at the Salons of 1861 and 1863. Hugues Merle becomes the friend of Paul Durand-Ruel in the early 1860s. He bought him his first paintings from 1862. He introduced William-Adolphe Bouguereau which he will become a rival. He painted portraits of Paul Durand-Ruel and his family in the mid-1860s.

Public collections:

Paris; Orsay Museum;
Grenoble; museum:
Pau ;Museum of Fine Arts

Galerie de Crécy


Drawing & Watercolor