Orientalist painting of herdsmen in a pastoral landscape
Continental, 20th Century
Frame: Height 112cm, width 141cm, depth 8cm
Canvas: Height 90cm, width 120cm, depth 2cm
This intriguing painting depicts a lush, pastoral landscape evocative of the steppes. The background is defined by a green hill below a lightly clouded blue sky, while the middle ground features herdsmen tending to their flocks. In the foreground, a group of Arabic figures sit beneath a tree, an elder at the centre. The figures smoke pipes as they are attended to by a young woman carrying a water jug. The painterly manner is fluid, with clean lines and solid masses predominating, while the colour palette is bright and vibrant.
The painting is signed indistinctly to the lower right and is held within a giltwood frame.