- Victor Huguet
- Riders in a Ravine
- signed V. Huguet lower left
- oil on canvas
- 118 by 100cm., 46½ by 39¼in.
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Huguet, who first trained under Emile Loubon in Marseille, travelled to Egypt in 1852 at the age of just seventeen. A year later he accompanied the marine painter Durand-Brager to Crimea in the lead-up to the siege of Sebastopol. But it was the landscapes of Algeria and Egypt that left the greatest impression, and which form the backdrop to his best-known works. He exhibited at the Salons of Marseille and Paris from 1859, and at the Salon des peintres orientalistes français from the year it was founded in 1893.