Figurative 19th Century Orientalist watercolour painting by Henry Stanton Lynton
Frame: Height 101cm, width 77cm, depth 6cm
Sheet: Height 80cm, width 56cm
This large watercolour painting depicts figures in turbans and draped clothing walking and talking to one another. They stand in a bustling and dusty Middle Eastern or perhaps North African street, surrounded by various buildings. The architectural style of the surrounding buildings is of Islamic influence, with arched doorways and the dome of what could possibly be a mosque in the background. The warm colour palette hints at the hot, dry climate.
Painted by Henry Stanton Lynton (active 1886-1912), this watercolour painting is a fine example of British Orientalism in the late Victorian era. Lynton was a celebrated artist of the genre, creating watercolour and oil paintings of the many places he travelled to in Europe and the Middle East.
The painting is signed and dated ‘H. S Lynton 98’ to the lower right corner, and is held in a giltwood frame.