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Francisco Lameyer is one of those rare examples in Spanish Romantic painting where there is a clear influence from the Orient and he took his images from life rather than from travel stories, literary fiction and photographs and engravings made by foreign artists. This work was painted around 1863, whilst Lameyer was in Morocco along with Mariano Fortuny, to paint the people, customs and ways of life of the Moroccans set against the special light of North Africa.

Details

  • Title: Desert Scene
  • Creator: Francisco Lameyer
  • Date Created: Ca. 1863
  • Physical Dimensions: w49.7 x h33 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Museo Nacional del Romanticismo
  • External Link: CERES
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Signature: F. L.
  • Cultural Context: Spanish Romanticism

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