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Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps
FRENCH
A DESERT PASSAGE
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps
FRENCH
A DESERT PASSAGE
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Details & Cataloguing

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Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps
1803 - 1860
FRENCH
A DESERT PASSAGE
signed Decamps lower right
oil on canvas
54 by 73cm., 21½ by 28¾in.
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Provenance

Albert collection (Sale: 15 March 1866)
Cohen collection
Sale: 26 June 1905, lot 13
Sale: 4-5 July 1919
Trotti collection
Galerie Heinemann, Munich
Galerie François Delestre, Paris (by 1929, as Arabs dans le desert)
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 5 May 1999, lot 156, illustrated
Private collection (acquired at the above sale); thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Paris, Salon, 1831, no. 2948 (as Vue prise dans le Levant)

Literature

Charles Lenormant, Les artistes contemporains. Salon de 1831, Paris, 1833, vol. 1, p. 65-6, discussed
Marius Chaumelin, Decamps, sa vie, son oeuvre, ses imitateurs, Marseilles, 1861, p. 6, discussed (as Bohémiens en voyage)
Adolphe Moreau, Decamps et son oeuvre, Paris, 1869, p. 207 (as Arabes en Voyage)
Dewey Franklin Mosby, Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, 1803-1860, New York and London, 1977, p. 651, no. 530, catalogued (as Vue prise dans le Levant), pl. 21 B, illustrated

Catalogue Note

This work, exhibited at the Salon of 1831, was inspired by Decamps' journey to the Eastern Mediterranean in 1828 as part of a French diplomatic mission.

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