Eugène Fromentin

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Eugène Fromentin
1820-1876
Bivouac near Boghari (Bivouac au pied du Boghari)
ca. 1852-1853
Charcoal, heightened with white on blue paper.
11 5/8 x 18 1/2 inches (295 x 470 mm)
Gift of DeCourcy E. McIntosh in honor of Charles E. Pierce, Jr.'s tenure as director.
2007.93
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower left: Bivouac au pied du Boghari 26 mars 9 J. du matin.

Provenance: 
DeCourcy E. McIntosh.
Bibliography: 

James Thompson and Barbara Wright, Eugène Fromentin, Paris: ACR Èdition, 1987, p. 134.

Notes: 

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.

Associated names: 

McIntosh, DeCourcy E., former owner.

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