Musée No:397.044

Musée No:397.044

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Pavement, Cairo

Artist: John Singer Sargent

Date:  1891

John Singer Sargent, 1856 - 1925, was an American expatriate artist considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian-era luxury. He painted nearly a thousand oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolours, as well as sketches and charcoal drawings. His works show worldwide travel, from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, Montana, Maine, and Florida.

Sargent's early enthusiasm was for landscapes, as shown by his numerous sketches of mountains, seascapes, and buildings. In 1879 he was a part of Carolus-Duran’s atelier in Paris where he painted a portrait of his teacher to much acclaim. Carolus-Duran's expertise in portraiture finally influenced Sargent in that direction. His best portraits reveal the individuality and personality of the sitters; his most ardent admirers think he is matched in this only by Velázquez.

This painting represents the Mosque of Sulayman Pasha al-Khadim in Cairo’s citadel complex from his travels to Egypt in 1891. Built in 1528, it is considered the first Ottoman-style mosque in Egypt. With quick brushstrokes and a range of muted colours, he captures the interior courtyard at a tranquil moment with dappled sunlight. The low vantage point shows off the detailed marble floor.

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