Victor de Gounon-Loubens (1811-1892)
After studying at the Polytechnics school, Victor became a student
at the painter Ingres workshop in Paris. Then, he traveled a great amount
in Europe and resided at the Villa Medicis in Rome. At this time, he copied
some famous paintings, some of them can still be seen in Loubens.
Back in Paris, he found many of his friends. Among them, Gérard
de Nerval who sent to him two letters , considered some of the most important
pieces of correspondance he wrote, Théophile Gauthier
and Viollet Le Duc, who praised Victor's spirit and sens of humour.
The association Mémoire pour demain has published several annotated collections of his and his friends letters.