Louis Roguin Jewish Woman of Algiers Unknown


Little is known of Roguin’s career. He exhibited two works at the 1848 Paris Salon, and his address was given as ‘chez M.Mayer, 1, rue d’Enghien’, but he mainly lived in Algeria. He was linked to Lizinka Guibal-Poirel, grand-daughter of the Nancy sculptor Barthélemy Guibal and wife of Victor Poirel. In 1832 Poirel was appointed chief engineer of the port of Algiers, and soon after this he played host to Delacroix for several days. Mme Poirel, who had learnt Arabic, gathered round her a cultivated circle which included, Théodore Leblanc, captain of Engineers and a former artistic pupil of Nicolas Toussaint Charlet. Such a gathering would have provided a suitable cultural environment for Roguin.