Émile-Auguste Hublin (1830-1891) ~ Le Chemin du Marché 1878 ✿

 Le Chemin du Marché, Finistère (Path to the Market, Finistere)
1878, (detail)
 Emile Auguste Hublin French academic painter was born and raised in Angers, the historical capitol of the region known as Anjou in northwestern France.  Located adjacent to the Loire valley, Angers had long been an important market town, as well as a center of education and culture.


 Le Chemin du Marché, Finistère (Path to the Market, Finistere)
1878, (detail)
Hublin studied under the direction of the elderly François-Edouard Picot, a neoclassical painter who had worked with Jacques-Louis David.  Picot’s neoclassical approach had not only received numerous honors, but had also attracted many of the students who would become the leading academic painters of the next generation, including William Adolphe Bouguereau, Alexandre Cabanel and Jean-Jacques Henner.  Hublin made his Salon debut in 1861 and continued to exhibit there until at least 1880. He seems to have been particularly popular with British collectors, where the auction records for his paintings show a steady increase in price throughout the twentieth century. 

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