This completed in the last quarter of the 19c pastel depicts a sunset over the Camargue. The Camargue is vast, wild area of salt marshes south of Arles, France, which teams with wildlife, wild horses and bulls. The artist has captured one very beautiful blue and orange-toned sunset. This area tends to be very windswept and rugged as you can see from the trees on the mid left of the work. The pastel has great luminescence and the overall texture of the paper works to heighten the impression of the rugged terrain. The scalloped, gilt and black frame is of the period and would appear to be original to the work judged by the condition on the verso. Albert Gouget is a listed French artist with ample auction records and he worked in, oil, watercolor and pastel. The piece measures 16 ¼" by 10" to sight and 18 ¾" by 12 1/2 " in the frame. There is some spotting on the paper which is consistent with age. The artist signed and titled the work on the lower right.
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