Marie Lucas Robiquet

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Marie Elisabeth Aimée Lucas-Robiquet (1858 – 1959) was a French Orientalist artist[1] who worked within the Salon of the Société des Artistes Français.

Lucas-Robiquet was recognized for her paintings of African and Algerian subjects. The 1897 edition of Parisian Illustrated Review cites her outdoor studies for a "wise tendency toward reasonable impressionism" by "an artist of the highest order."[2]

Works by Lucas-Robiquet have sold well in the past few years. In the early 21st century, Christie's house sold, at public auction, two of her paintings in the $13,000 to $18,000 range.[3][4] Another work, Portrait of a boy on a beach, was offered in the $30,000 to $50,000 range by Christie's.[5] Yet another work, Tahedat filant, earned $141,033, far above the auctioneer's estimate, although that was at the height of the market in 2008, before the world-wide recession hit the market for fine art very hard.[6] Several of her Salon paintings were also exhibited recently by Milmo-Penny Fine Art for private sale.[7]

Since 2007, art historian Mary Healy from the Department of History at the University of Limerick, Ireland, has dedicated her research to the life and oeuvre of Lucas-Robiquet. Healy’s work, which is based on primary source documentation, is entitled ‘Women Orientalist Artist-Explorers of 19th Century France: uncovering the life narrative, artistic career and oeuvre of Marie Elisabeth Aimée Lucas-Robiquet (1858-1959)’.


  1. ^ Thornton, Lynne (1994). Women as Portrayed in Orientalist Painting. Paris: ACR PocheCouleur. ISBN 9782867700842. 
  2. ^ Parisian Illustrated Review, Volume 2, 1897. Page 59-60
  3. ^ "Marie Aimée Lucas-Robiquet (French, 1858-1959), A girl on the beach". Christie's. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "MARIE AIMEE ELIANE LUCAS-ROBIQUET (AVRANCHES 1858 - 1959) Scène dans le Sud-Oranais". Christie's. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "LUCAS-ROBIQUET Marie Aimée Éliane, (née Robiquet), 1864-1959 (France) Title : Portrait of a boy on a beach". Art Value. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "MARIE AIMEE ELIANE LUCAS-ROBIQUET (AVRANCHES 1858 - 1959) Tahedat filant". Christie's. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Marie-Aimée Lucas-Robiquet 1858 – 1959". Milmo-Penny Fine Art. n.d. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 

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