Lot 5
  • 5

Victor Huguet

40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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  • Victor Huguet
  • Market in the Desert
  • signed V. Huguet lower right
  • oil on canvas
  • 66 by 86.5cm., 26 by 34in.


Galerie Antinea, Paris
Purchased from the above by the present owner in 1985

Catalogue Note

While Huguet’s desert scenes typically depict riders advancing through the landscape, or pausing briefly for a drink at a wadi (see lot 13), this particularly atmospheric, impressionistic example evokes the bustle of a gathered crowd. Clothed in burnous of varying designs and colours for protection from the harsh environment, in the foreground the figures are surrounded by a range of wares, from horse saddles, rugs and ceramics to livestock such as the trio of goats to the left.