Market in Cairo

Object Number: 
ca. 1880
Oil on canvas16 1/16 x 24 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 40.8 x 62.2 x 1.9 cm )
Overall: 16 1/16 x 24 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 40.8 x 62.2 x 1.9 cm )
inscriptions: Signed lower right: Th. Frere
Gallery Label: 

Charles Théodore Frère was a masterful colorist who won the admiration of Impressionist painters like Monet. He traveled widely in the East and established a permanent studio in Cairo, where he painted Orientalist landscapes, cityscapes, and interiors to exhibit at the annual Paris Salons and sell to collectors. This vibrant market scene contrasts the vivid colors of the men’s robes and turbans with the earth tones of the surrounding buildings.

Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group