A Window into a World Forever Changed: Highlights from The Orientalist Sale

A Window into a World Forever Changed: Highlights from The Orientalist Sale

T he Orientalist Sale presents a superb selection of more than 50 paintings and sculptures representing the landscapes, people, and customs of North Africa, Egypt, the Levant, Arabia and the Ottoman world during the 19th and early 20th centuries. From scenes of worship to bustling harem street scenes, the sale provides a unique window into a realm that has forever changed, capturing in technicolour detail every aspect of life in the region. The sale, which is open for bidding until 7 April, includes works from some of the most notable artists of the genre, including Rudolf Ernst, Fausto Zonaro amd Carl Haag.

Click the red hotspots on the image below to see each painting in more detail.

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  • Charles Wilda
    A Game of Chess, Cairo
    Estimate £80,000–120,000

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  • Rudolf Ernst
    The Favourite
    Estimate £100,000–150,000

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  • Raphael von Ambros
    Awaiting the Prayer
    Estimate £80,000–120,000

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  • Clément Pujol de Guastavino
    The Sultan and the Messenger
    Estimate £40,000–60,000

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  • Georges Bretegnier
    The Hour of Prayer, Tangier
    Estimate £80,000–120,000

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  • Fausto Zonaro
    On the Galata Bridge, Constantinople
    Estimate £200,000–300,000

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  • Gustavo Simoni
    Celebration Outside the Mosque of Sidi Boumediene, Tlemcen
    Estimate £30,000–50,000

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  • Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer
    Les Roses d’Ispahan
    Estimate £40,000–60,000

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  • Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer
    Rabat
    Estimate £40,000–60,000

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  • Carl Haag
    The Coffee Service
    Estimate £30,000–50,000

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