Louis Francois Cabanes (1867-1947)
“Merchants in the Souk”
Oil on Canvas 50x61cm (19.5/8×24”)
Signed, dated 1901 and inscribed Constantino
Louis Francois Cabanes was born in Toulouse in 1867 and he was a painter of Genre scenes. His early career was that of an illustrator, he then became fascinated by the Middle East and decided to specialise in Orientalist paintings he studied under the influence of Jean Paul Laurens and he was also a pupil of A. Gastaidi and P. Langlois
He made his debut at the Salon des Artists for French artists in 1894 and he obtained a gold medal
He participated in an exhibition of 1906 and the colonial exhibition of Brussels in 1910
He became an illustrator for the Promenades A’travers le Caire, of J. d’Ivray.
His works are in various museums, notably Le Ramadan at the museum of Carcassonne.
He exhibited Joan of Arc at Charleville-Mezieres
Rave-de-glorie-Les trainards de la Caravane at Paris (Petit Palace)
His work was exhibited at Lucerne in 1981 and in Paris 1984 retrospectively
Our painting is in an original Barbizon frame, which was undoubtedly designed and approved of by Louis Francois Cabanes. He died in Paris in 1947.