• Portrait of an Egyptian Warrior in the Desert -
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    Signed lower right: JH Kretzschmer

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    362 x 277 mm., 14 x 10 in.

     

    Kretzschmer studied at the Art Academy in Dusseldorf between 1831 and 1837. In 1838 he visited Rome and in 1840-41 he travelled to Sicily, Greece and Egypt. The present work is likely to date from this trip which was partly funded by painting portraits of local dignitaries including the Ottoman sultan Abdulmecid I.

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