Lot 5
  • 5

Victor Huguet

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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Description

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

Provenance

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. 
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