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Retour du capitaine Nemo (Le) (Fresco)

Le Retour du capitaine Nemo [The Return of Captain Nemo] is a fresco by Augustin Desombres. 1902 AD, sized 276 x 380 cm,

This delicately toned work, which sees the hero of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea reappear in a dreamlike Amiens, is a strong tribute to Jules Verne, undoubtedly one of the masters of Desombres. Unlike his contemporaries, the painter from Laguiole was never afraid to acknowledge the most diverse influences 1).

It is unknown if Augustin Desombres predicted the events that are described in the Obscure Cities album Le retour du capitaine Nemo.

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