Saturday, 11 April 2015

Orientalist Sale

Sotheby's in London is holding an Orientalist Sale on 21 April. Among the 42 choice lots on offer is Ludwig Deutsch's The Palace Guard (1893). Note the date; he painted a different palace guard a few years later. These European painters who travelled what was then called the "Orient" - Turkey, the Levant, Middle East, North Africa and even Persia and India – fed their home countries with fascinating pictures of far-off lands. Their paintings are now being collected as historical documents of bygone eras (CLICK).


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