Inscribed at lower left: Bivouac au pied du Boghari 26 mars 9 J. du matin.
James Thompson and Barbara Wright, Eugène Fromentin, Paris: ACR Èdition, 1987, p. 134.
In 1846 Fromentin visited Algeria for the first time. A year later he made his debut at the Salon including two Algerian scenes along with a view of the countryside near La Rochelle. He returned to Algeria for longer stays and established himself as an Orientalist, exhibiting eleven Algerian works in the 1850-51 Salon. The view here represents a temporary military camp or bivouac just outside the Algerian city of Boghari.
McIntosh, DeCourcy E., former owner.