Jurgan Frederick Huge

Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1809, Jurgan Frederick Huge immigrated to the United States as a young man and settled in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Developments in his artistic career are reflected in changes in the city directory, which first listed him as a grocer in 1868. By 1871, the same guide recognized him as a landscape and marine artist.

Orpheus & Eurydice

Orpheus & Eurydice 

Orpheus, the son of Apollo and Calliope, received a lyre from his father at a young age and was taught how to play, which he did with such perfection that even Apollo was surprised. It is said that nothing—neither friends nor enemies or beasts—could resist his music and melody. Even trees and rocks were entranced by it.

Magnified Connection

Together the Legion of Honor and the de Young make up the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The Legion of Honor occupies an elevated site in Lincoln Park approximately three miles away from the de Young in a northwesterly direction. Its building is a full-scale replica of the French Pavilion from the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition, by George Applegarth and H. Guillaume, which in turn was a three-quarter-scale version of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur, also known as the Hôtel de Salm, in Paris, by Pierre Rousseau (1782).