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Arthur von Ferraris

The Domino Players

Property from an American Private Collection

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Arthur von Ferraris

Arthur von Ferraris

The Domino Players

The Domino Players

Property from an American Private Collection

Arthur von Ferraris

Austrian

1856 - 1936

The Domino Players


signed, dated and inscribed Arthur Ferraris. Paris. 1892. lower right

oil on canvas

Unframed: 42 by 53.5cm., 16½ by 21in.

Framed: 54.5 by 66cm., 21½ by 26in.

The canvas has not been lined. There is craquelure visible otherwise the work appears in good overall condition. Examination under ultra-violet light reveals no evidence of retouching or restoration.


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Private collection, New York, since circa 1930
Thence by descent to the present owner
Ferraris's fastidious attention to detail reflects the influence of his teacher, Jean-Léon Gérôme, who encouraged him to travel to Cairo in the winter of 1885 in the company of Ludwig Deutsch. He exhibited his first Orientalist painting, Visit of the Grand Sheikh to Cairo University, at the Paris Salon of 1890. Ferraris shared a fascination for Islamic architecture with fellow Austrian painters Deutsch and Ernst. The three artists’ works share remarkable similarities in their treatment of architecture (including, as here, the observation of the ornate Mamluk carvings found in Cairo), which has prompted conjecture that they visited sites together and worked collaboratively.