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Hugues MERLE (1823-1881) - Hippomenes
Hugues MERLE (1823-1881) - Hippomenes - Paintings & Drawings Style Napoléon III Hugues MERLE (1823-1881) - Hippomenes - Hugues MERLE (1823-1881) - Hippomenes - Napoléon III
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4 800 €
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19th century
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Hugues MERLE (1823-1881) - Hippomenes

Hugues MERLE (1823-1881)
Pastel on paper, signed and dated 1853 on the left
84x71cm (inset)
Private collection
Door on the back a label of the Gallery Durand-Ruel Very good condition Hugues Merle is the student of Leon 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; Grenoble Orsay Museum; museum of Grenoble Pau; Museum of Fine Arts

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