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Charles Gilbert-Martin
French, (1839-1905)

Bouquet of Flowers
Oil on canvas, signed
17.5 inches x 21 inches

Charles Gilbert-Martin was born on 26 August 1839 in Pleine-Selve, Gironde in South West France. He studied at the art college in Blaye before going to Paris in 1862. Although a talented artist, he wanted to become a playwright and was helped by his friend the novelist Félicien Mallefille. He soon progressed to Journalism working on two publications before setting up Le Philosophe, a satirical magazine, in 1867. There he combined his talent for art with his opposition to the empire and started producing many caricatures, earning him a reputation. He moved to Bordeaux in 1871 and set up Le Don Quichotte, continuing to draw highly detailed caricatures for the magazine. During his spare time, he continued with his art studies and began producing a series of still life oil paintings of flowers. He died on July 21, 1905 In Saint-Thomas-de-Conac.

Price £3,800

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