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Hughes
Merle
French artist
born 1823- died 1881

Nationality:
French


Biographical Information

Obituary of Hughes Merle

M. Hughes Merle, the painter, who died last April, was born in 1823. He studied the art of painting under Leon Cogniet, and exhibited for the first time at the Salon of 1848. One of his paintings La Mendiante, was purchased in 1861 by the State and placed in the Luxemburg. M. Merle obtained a second-class medal in 1861, and was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1866.

Acknowledgements:
Our thanks go to Don Kurtz for kindly transcribing these articles.

Tristan and Isolde

Oil on canvas
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross (United States)

Added: 2001-12-16

Reproduced in Appleton Journal, December 24, 1870 pages 770 and 771.

Tristan and Isolde
Maternal Affection

1867
Oil on canvas
55.9 x 46 cm
(22.01" x 18.11")
Private collection

Added: 2002-12-06
Grandmother’s Story

Oil on canvas
38.1 x 45.72 cm
(15" x 18")
Private collection

Added: 2003-08-12
Grandmother’s Story
La Contemplation

Translated title: Contemplation
1873
Oil on canvas
170.18 x 129.54 cm
(67" x 51")
Private collection

Added: 2008-02-12
La Contemplation
A Beggar Woman

Oil on canvas
100 x 81 cm
(39.37" x 31.89")
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-16
A Beggar Woman
A portrait of a Woman

Oil on canvas
45 x 37.5 cm
(17.72" x 14.76")
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-16
A portrait of a Woman
Mother and Child

Oil on canvas
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-16
Mother and Child
Mary Magdalene in the Cave

-1868
Oil on canvas
45.085 x 59.69 cm
(17¾" x 23½")
Private collection

Added: 2012-05-31
The Eagle's Flight

Alternate title: Napoleon
-1857
Oil on canvas
129.54 x 90.17 cm
(51" x 35½")
Private collection

Added: 2011-12-19
The Gypsy Mother

-1870
Oil on canvas
101.6 x 81.28 cm
(40" x 32")
Private collection

Added: 2013-02-18