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At the Well

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Description During French rule in Algeria, which lasted from 1830 to 1962, North Africa played a key role in French life, serving as a training ground for its army and attracting writers and artists. Fromentin, an influential writer and painter, first visited Algeria in 1846 and returned the following year. In 1852-1853, he and his bride took their honeymoon in Algeria, spending two months in the oasis of El Aghouat. As a result of these experiences, Fromentin wrote two books- A Summer in the Sahara (1857) and A Year in the Sahel (1858)- that stimulated widespread interest in the region. In the rendering of the atmosphere, his North African views recall the landscapes of Camille Corot.
Date Description Narrative
1/01/1900Treatmentcleaned; coated; mounted
4/15/1990Technical Reportexamined for technical study
  • The Orientalists. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987-1988.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1884 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: Eug. Fromentin; [Date] Lower right: 75
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1884

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oil on panel
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H: 10 1/4 x W: 8 7/16 in. (26 x 21.5 cm); Framed H: 19 1/2 x W: 17 7/16 in. (49.53 x 44.29 cm)
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