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Alphons Leopold Mielich
AUSTRIAN
THE POTTERY SELLER
ACCÉDER AU LOT
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Alphons Leopold Mielich
AUSTRIAN
THE POTTERY SELLER
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Alphons Leopold Mielich
1863-1929
AUSTRIAN
THE POTTERY SELLER

Provenance

Private Collection, Austria

Description

The Pottery Seller by Alphons Mielich is a masterful evocation of everyday Egyptian life. As startling as the all the bustling activity of market day is the bright desert light, which so fascinated Western painters on their visits to the region, and which lent their palettes a whole new chromatic dimension. The heat of the midday sun is almost palpable, as one trader, engaged in conversation with another, shields his face using the basket containing his wares. Austrian-born Mielich first travelled to Egypt in 1889, and returned on several occasions up until the outbreak of the First World War, and the 'snapshot' verisimilitude of the scene in the present work is testimony to his sensitive understanding of the culture he depicts.  

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