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"The Man in the Turban"
Raymond Allegre (France, 1857-1933)
Circa 1890
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right
13 7/8 x 10 1/2 (23 1/2 x 21 1/4 frame) inches

The painting is embellished with it's original and imposing frame in gilt wood and stucco. The almost life-like execution is highly personal and finely detailed. It is a superb painting of Orientalist art.

Painter of the landscapes of Provence, Raymond Allègre is also an orientalist painter having trained at the School of Fine Arts in Marseille and he continued his artistic training at the École des beaux-arts de Paris.  

He began his professional career at age 18 painting landscapes of the Paris region and Normandy from 1875 later returning to Provence where he painted Martigues, Monaco and its surroundings. Allegre exhibited at the prestigious Salon in Paris from 1880 to 1932 winning numerous prizes and with the State buying his paintings for the national collections. In 1900, he was selected to paint the decoration of the Le Train bleu restaurant at the Gare de Lyon in Paris. By 1903, he was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.  

Raymond Allegre's paintings are held in numerous prominent public collections.


Orientalist Painting "The Man in the Turban" Raymond Allegre (Fance, 1857-1933)

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