Hugues Merle

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Hugues Merle

50 artworks

French Realist artist

Born 1823 - Died 1881

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Romeo and Juliet

Oil on canvas

25.5 x 16.7 cms | 10 x 6 1/2 ins

Hamlet and Ophelia

1873

Oil on canvas

64.3 x 46.3 cms | 25 1/4 x 18 ins

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Romeo and Juliet

1874

Oil on canvas

170.2 x 129.5 cms | 67 x 50 3/4 ins

Affection

Oil on canvas

18 x 15 cms | 7 x 5 3/4 ins

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The Neapolitan Girl

The Young Muse

1876

Oil on canvas

36.3 x 28.3 cms | 14 1/4 x 11 ins

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Maternal Affection

1867

Oil on canvas

55.9 x 46 cms | 22 x 18 ins

Faith

1876

Oil on canvas

32.4 x 26.1 cms | 12 3/4 x 10 1/4 ins

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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.

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