HUGUET Victor-Pierre [Lude, May 1, 1835 -... - Lot 226 - Oger - Blanchet

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HUGUET Victor-Pierre [Lude, May 1, 1835 -... - Lot 226 - Oger - Blanchet
HUGUET Victor-Pierre [Lude, May 1, 1835 - Paris, August 16, 1902], French Orientalist painter. 4 autograph letters signed addressed to the art dealer Hector Brame. Algiers, July 15, 1867 and without date; 7 ½ pages in-8 and 1 page in-12. Beautiful correspondence about his work as a painter, during a stay in Algeria. ─ "I have already made some studies to get myself in hand and the day after tomorrow I start the big work because I will be in the middle of Kabylia. This country is superb and I believe that this stay will do me the most good. What we see is made to enthuse the most indifferent. And I am very grateful to you for having sent me there. [...] I must This trip should help me to get my medal next year and you will get a good part of it back. share of it". ─ "I have just made a tour in the south and I have seen there very interesting things in all points of view and that I may not see again. Except for the heat, which is sometimes a little hard to to bear, all is well. Work, health and courage have not abandoned me for a single moment and I have I have brought back from the South so much on the web and to tell strong, interesting things. Shall I also tell you that I brought back lice? But that just adds a little local color. And they are not as And they are not as persistent as the heat, which is very difficult to get rid of. [...] What wonders I saw. And thanks to influential recommendations and thanks to the heads of the Arab offices, we were given princely receptions, fantasias, hundreds of horsemen galloping in the dust in the middle of rifle shots, goum escorts, palanquins and music to make you deaf. Finally, it was magnificent". ─ Algiers July 15, 1867. After resolving a misunderstanding concerning a sum of 100 francs, he talks about his work: "during the moments of the day when the heat is too strong to go out, I make a painting at home and I hope you will be pleased with it. [...] I will I'm going to go on another little tour of Cherchell, where I've seen some pretty things in passing and which I'd like to take home. would like to win. The country is superb and I want to do something with a beautiful motif that I saw there. All this done, I will complete my studies by making some pieces of details which I miss. And I will leave for France.
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