Albert BALLU (Paris 1849 - Paris 1939)
A Street in Algiers
Signed, dated and dedicated à Mme. Roujon / hommage respecteux / 1883 A Ballu at the lower left.
245 x 140 mm. (9 5/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
The vast majority of Albert Ballu’s known drawings are of an architectural or scientific nature, such as can be seen in the more than twenty drawings and watercolours by the artist in the collection of the Musée d’Orsay. The present sheet, a colourful scene from daily life in Algiers, showcases a different aspect of the artist’s oeuvre.
Given by the artist to Mme. Roujon, according to the inscription at the lower left.