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View of Medinet El-Fayoum  1870

by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904) was the most publicly honored and financially successful French artist of the second half of the 19th century. His Orientalist scenes were inspired by the many voyages he undertook to Egypt, North Africa, Syria, Asia Minor, and the Holy Land over the course of his career. In View of Medinet El-Fayoum, c. 1868–1870, Gérôme depicts the oldest cit...
38 × 56 cm (14 15/16 × 22 1/16 in.)
Oil on wood
Courtesy of The National Gallery of Art, Washington