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Description From 1848-71, Pasini resided in Paris and found inspiration in the atmospheric North African views of Eugène Fromentin. In 1855, he accompanied a French diplomatic expedition to Iran and also stopped in Turkey and Egypt. He returned to the Near East on a number of occasions, once traveling with fellow artist Jean-Léon Gérôme. In this courtyard scene, Pasini has captured the subtle effects of the subdued light on the stucco walls, the tiles, and the lattice window.
Date Description Narrative
Examinationexamined for condition
8/24/1987Treatmentcleaned; coated; mounted; varnish removed or reduced
  • The Orientalists. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987-1988.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Purchased by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, February 23, 1881 [1]; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 515.
Inscriptions [Signature] At lower left: A Pasini; [Date] At lower left: 1880
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1884

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H: 16 3/4 x W: 12 13/16 in. (42.6 x 32.6 cm); Framed H: 28 3/16 x W: 24 5/16 in. (71.6 x 61.75 cm)
  • Syria, Damascus (Place Depicted)
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