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Arabs in Egypt, Sunrise  1867

by Adolf Schreyer

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...
H: 16 3/4 x W: 29 5/16 in. (42.5 x 74.5 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum