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Segoura Fine Art - Dossier de presse

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The Galerie Segoura stand will be showcasing the treasures of 18th and 19th century European painting (by French, Belgian, Italian and Spanish painters). The gallery is keen to showcase 18th-century paintings, and will be exhibiting four works by Charles-François Lacroix, known as LACROIX de MARSEILLE (Marseille 1700-1782 Berlin), a major 18th-century painter renowned for his detailed seascapes, and a sublime Portuguese harbour landscape by Jean Pillement (1728-1808).  Eighteenth-century landscape painting is a major focus of the BRAFA exhibition, with works by Hubert Robert, known for his landscapes, architectural scenes, picturesque ruins and mysterious, evocative atmospheres. 

19th-century works include landscapes, genre scenes, portraits and Symbolist paintings. An extraordinary work, unknown to the art market and exhibited for the first time: Allégories de la Force et du Droit, c. 1872, by Charles Revel (1829-1888) or the struggle of Prussia overthrowing France during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. Charles Revel illustrates the words given to the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck: "Strength prevails over Law". He succeeded in sublimating the French defeat into a moral victory over an adversary caricatured by a carnivorous black eagle. Symbolism will also be represented by works by Jules Clarin, Nicolas-Auguste Laurens, Ange Supparo and others, as well as magnificent portraits by Franz-Xaver Winterhalter of the Countess Esher, the painter Aimée Brune-Pagès and Auguste Loustaunau. Finally, paintings depicting the Belle Époque and Parisian life: various portraits of Sarah Bernhardt, including one painted by Louise Abbema as an illustration...
BRAFA 2024 - Segoura Fine Art - Dossier de presse