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Didier Petit de Meurville was born in Haití in 1793. His father died in the slaves’ revolt of 1795. Because of that, he had to move to Boston with his whole family. Some years later, the family was settled in Lyon. Didier worked in silk market and he had political relationships with legitimist people. At the end of the First Carlist War, he helped exiled carlists in France, managing to intimate in such a way that he made a portrait of Don Carlos, his family, Cabrera and some that followed the pretender to Bourges.
His support was rewarded by Don Carlos named viscount of Amparo in 1845. In 1848 he started consular career and he was named visconsul in Alicante. In 1857, he asked to be moved and he was settled as Consul in San Sebastian. During the 16 years that he held this position in the capital of Guipuzkoa, he continued developing his interest for the Painting making many illustrations and landscape paintings of the city and its surrounding areas. He paid special attention to the province’s flora, which description is in three albums of high quality illustrations. Petit de Meurville died in Biarritz in 1873.
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2007 Album XIX. century. Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa

Guipuzcoa's flora. Petit de Meurville