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Albert Aublet (1851-1938) c. 1880
* 1817 † 1891
Woodburytype print on paper, mounted on album sheet
Size of sheet: 25 x 16.5 cm. Size of plate: 11.8 x 8.2 cm.Albert Aublet was a French Orientalist painter. He was a student in the workshop of Jean-Léon Gérôme and later became the president the artists’ society of Tunis. He is believed to have been used as a model for M. Biche, a regular of Madame Verdurin’s salon, in Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu.