Development project to transform Anglet city in Bayonne-Plage (1904)

Henri Martinet
1867 – 1936

Drawing-Watercolor, Mixed media / paper, 63×100 cm (24.8 x39, 37 in) signature,  frame
Henri or Henry Martinet is known by his work as an architect / real estate / landscape designer. He created both Regina Hotels in Biarritz or Panorama in the Pyrenees, the Garden of Parc Beaumont in Pau and Imperial gardens in Japan, but mostly he was the real estate of Hendaye Plage with its famous marina. So when  the crazy project to transform  Anglet  in “Bayonne-Plage” on the model of Atlantic beach resorts, He was naturally requested. This project will not happen, but there is this wonderful  pencil, pastel and watercolor drawing.  Framed. There is an other architect project at The Basque Museum in Bayonne.
 
Henri Martinet
1867 – 1936
 
Dessin-Aquarelle , Technique mixte/papier , 63×100 cm (24,8×39,37 in)  signature , cadre
Henri ou Henry Martinet est connu, mais moins dans les arts que par son activité d’architecte/promoteur/paysagiste. Il créa aussi bien les Hôtels Régina à Biarritz ou du Panorama dans les Pyrénées, que le Jardin du Parc Beaumont à Pau ainsi que les jardins impériaux au Japon, mais surtout ce fut le promoteur d’Hendaye Plage avec sa célèbre marina abritée par l’anse du fleuve. Aussi, quand fut lancé l’appel d’offre pour le projet fou de transformer Anglet en “Bayonne-Plage” sur le modèle des stations balnéaires atlantiques, il fut naturellement sur les rangs. Ce projet ne put bien sûr aboutir en raison des courants de la barre, mais il en reste ce superbe projet mêlant, crayon, pastel et aquarelle, revêtu d’un beau cadre de bois blond. Le musée basque de Bayonne abrite le projet concurrent.

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