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Paul Hugot's Portrait by Gustave Caillebotte - Museum of Fine Arts Houston by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.14 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 27, 2016
Date taken
Aug 25, 2016

We first saw this painting a year ago of Paul Hugot in the Caillebotte exhibit at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., so you can imagine our great surprise and delight to walk into one of our favorite MFAH galleries, and BOOM! ... there it is again.

The relationship between Gustave and Paul was simply that Paul bought a large number of Gustave's paintings during Gustave's life.

This painting, from a private collection, is my third Caillebotte Gigapan, and all were taken on visits to MFAH. The paintings are still on display.

Mademoiselle Boissière Knitting ... www.gigapan.com/gigapans/180847
The Orange Trees ... www.gigapan.com/gigapans/180846
The camera was a Nikon D750, and the lens was a Nikkor 24-120mm f/4. More info can be seen in the Stitching Notes on this page.

Gigapan Comments (6)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (August 28, 2016, 09:20AM )

    I am searching for more info on M. Hugot, but it appears that all I know about him so far is that he lived in Paris, and wore fine clothes, was wealthy enough to help support G. Caillebotte by buying eleven of his portraits, but other than that not much to discover, not even a Wikipedia notation. This interests me so much that I may spend a day researching the gentleman in Fondren Library.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (August 28, 2016, 06:09AM )

    M. Hugot probably had better sense than to wear shoes made from suede or ostrich leather :)

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (August 27, 2016, 06:27PM )

    He is wearing some fine black shoes; however, this painting would look far different if he was wearing your orange shoes, or the red leather ostrich shoes with white soles that I wore a few time while in Paris, but gave them up when I tripped on the steps inside Musee d'Orsay ... wonder if that fate ever happened to Paul Hugot?

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (August 27, 2016, 06:17PM )

    It's true I bought some fancy shoes. We can't see Paul's feet - do you think he is wearing orange suede shoes with white soles like the ones I got?

  5. David Engle

    David Engle (August 27, 2016, 06:14PM )

    Very much so, maybe not with the Top Hat, that Paul is wearing, and as for the gold chain, you will easily find very expensive watches in the area of Place Vendome versus the electronic kind. Paris is a very special place where people are very comfortable dressing up whereas not so much as the city they travelled from. As I remember, you bought some pretty fancy shoes while we were there and I even wore a sport coat and vest AND a tie to church on Easter Sunday.

  6. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (August 27, 2016, 06:02PM )

    Do people still dress that way in Paris? :-)

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 2.0.0500 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 137 megapixels (10072 x 13604 pixels)
Input images: 10 (2 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 20.8 degrees wide by 28.1 degrees high (top=12.5, bottom=-15.5)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0653 c2=-0.000695
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D750
Image size: 6016x4016 (24.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2016-08-25 10:10:45 - 2016-08-25 10:11:18
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: 0.0125
ISO: 12800
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 120.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 32.4 to 53.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 19.6 to 58.9 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:37 (16 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 10 seconds, Projection: 24 seconds, Blending: 2:02
(Preview finished in 45 seconds)

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