Monday, May 2, 2016

The Banks of the Nile (1874)

Eugène Fromentin: The Banks of the Nile

Fromentin was a prolific and popular painter of 'orientalist' scenes, set mostly in North Africa. He provided a European clientele with images of an exotic but reassuringly recognisable way of life, as in this placid scene of shipping along the River Nile. [The National Gallery, UK]

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