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Arabs in Egypt, Sunrise
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Arabs in Egypt, Sunrise

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Description When the German artist Schreyer moved to Paris in 1862, critics compared his paintings of the Near East to the works of the orientalists Eugène Delacroix, Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, and Eugène Fromentin. In 1859, Schreyer traveled extensively in Egypt and Syria, learning Arabic and immersing himself in Near Eastern culture. Seen is a courtyard of an inn at dawn. The rising sun bathes the top walls with warm light, leaving the foreground in shadow; horses are being prepared for the day. One, already packed, is tended by an Arab, three others are saddled, and another, a handsome white steed, drinking water from a well, is watched by a young boy. Strewn across the ground at the right are various supplies.
Date Description Narrative
5/31/1966Treatmentvarnish removed; lined; coated; inpainted
Provenance Henry Probasco, Cincinnati [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Probasco Sale, American Art Association, New York, April 18, 1887, no. 69; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1887, by purchase [S. P. Avery as agent]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] In brown on lower left: Ad. Schreyer; [Date] In brown on lower left: 1867; [Inscription] In brown on lower left: Paris
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1887

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H: 16 3/4 x W: 29 5/16 in. (42.5 x 74.5 cm); Framed H: 29 1/2 x W: 42 x D: 4 1/2 in. (74.9 x 106.7 x 11.4 cm)
  • Egypt (Place Depicted)
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