Important Works from the Najd Collection, Part II

Important Works from the Najd Collection, Part II

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 126. CHARLES THÉODORE FRÈRE | DESERT ENCAMPMENT.

CHARLES THÉODORE FRÈRE | DESERT ENCAMPMENT

Lot Closed

June 11, 01:23 PM GMT

Estimate

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

CHARLES THÉODORE FRÈRE

French

1814 - 1888

DESERT ENCAMPMENT


signed TH. FRERE. lower right

oil on canvas

40 by 62cm., 15¾ by 24¼in.


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Possibly, Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 11 February 1981, lot 54

The Fine Art Society, London

Mathaf Gallery, London (by 1983)

Purchased from the above 

Caroline Juler, Najd Collection of Orientalist Paintings, London, 1991, p. 114, catalogued & illustrated

A camel caravan has made camp for the night on the edge of an oasis. The travellers have pitched their tents and settled down in groups around their fires to boil water for tea and cook the evening meal. They are backlit by the last rays of sun sinking behind the distant horizon. Writer, poet, painter, and art critic, Théophile Gautier, an experienced traveller himself, noted that Frère's paintings exuded an authenticity that could only have come from firsthand experience of the culture and scenes he encountered. 

A larger version of this composition, formerly in the Najd Collection, was sold in these rooms on 22 October 2019.