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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Georges Clairin
FRENCH
FANTASIA
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
75

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Georges Clairin
FRENCH
FANTASIA
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Georges Clairin
1843-1919
FRENCH
FANTASIA
inscribed, signed and dated à mon ami G. Berardi / G. Clairin 1894 lower left
oil on canvas
98 by 146cm., 38½ by 57½in.
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Provenance

G. Berardi (a gift from the artist)
Purchased by the family of the present owner in the UK circa 1980

Catalogue Note

A spectacular scene full of movement and energy, the present work demonstrates the influence of Eugène Delacroix's Romantic Orientalism on subsequent generations of Orientalists. The work relates to Clairin's battle scene Allah ! Allah !, exhibited at the 1908 Salon in Paris. That work was subsequently turned into a First World War propaganda poster, encouraging Algerians and Tunisians to enlist into the French army.

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