After studying at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Marseille, Victor Huguet travelled to Egypt for the first time in 1852. In 1853, he went on an expedition alongside the marine painter Jean-Baptiste Henri Durand-Brager, to document and paint scenes from the Crimean War. In 1859, Huguet debuted at both the Salon in Marseille and Paris and by 1893, he was a regular exhibitor at the Société des Peintres Orientalistes Français. He made numerous trips to Libya, Egypt, Istanbul and Algeria in order to gain inspiration and gather material for his work.
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