French Orientalist watercolour by Émile Boivin
French, late 19th Century
Frame: Height 33cm, width 39.5cm, depth 3cm
Sheet: Height 23cm, width 29.5cm
This striking Orientalist watercolour depicts a desert scene during the late evening. As the sun sets, illuming the horizon a brilliant red, a group of travellers stop at a fountain for refreshment. The work is superbly painted, with brilliant colours and fluid brushstrokes employed by the artist.
The piece is by Émile Boivin, a leading watercolourist of Orientalist scenes during his day. It is signed lower left ‘Emile Boivin’ and is contained within a fine giltwood frame.