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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 36

    French School (19th Century)

    An assassin on the shore

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    Estimate

    French School (19th Century)
    An assassin on the shore
    oil on canvas
    23½ x 19 1/8 in. (59.5 x 48.5 cm.)


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    It has been suggested that this picture depicts a scene from 'Romance mauresque', a poem published in Victor Hugo's Les Orientales (1829). Victor Hugo was one of the most important and influential writers of the Romantic movement in France and it was this collection of poems that first achieved his wide-spread popularity and reputation as a poet.

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