Lot 4
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Hermann Corrodi

40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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  • Hermann Corrodi
  • Prayer Before Jerusalem
  • signed and inscribed H. Corrodi. Jerusalem lower left
  • oil on canvas
  • 66 by 125.5cm., 26 by 49½in.

Catalogue Note

Scenes of prayer constitute an important subject within the works of Orientalist artists. In Prayer Before Jerusalem, Corrodi concentrates on the central theme of Muslim worship, as a caravan arrives on the outskirts of the Holy city. The leading figure on the left begins his prayer in the pose of takhbir, standing on his prayer mat facing Mecca, his hands raised and invoking God. His companions are, however, presented at different stages of sujud or prostration, during which the forehead is reverently placed to the ground.