Orientalist Paintings and Sculptures & Islamic Art
This sale is headlined by an impressive selection of 50 Orientalist paintings by Western-born artists inspired by North Africa, including the spectacular Gorges of El Kantara near Biskra by René-Charles-Edmond His and Young Women in Festive Costume by Edy Legrand. The latter is joined by the important and moving Portrait of Sliman Ben Ibrahim by Etienne Dinet, in addition to the charming Young Woman from Constantinople by Frederick Arthur Bridgman, which is reminiscent of Jean-Léon Gérôme. The sale also contains a beautiful selection of sculptures, with a small group of Viennese cold-painted polychrome bronze groups cast by the Franz Bergman foundry, busts of oriental women by Friedrich Goldscheider and a beautiful bronze Snake Charmer by Josef Wind. The final section of this sale is dedicated to Islamic works of art, including a Quran folio in Kufic script from the 10th century.