Gustav Bauernfeind’s Monumental Market Scene in Jaffa


The legendary Najd Collection is one the greatest collections of Orientalist art ever assembled. Featuring rarely-seen works by intrepid 19th-century explorers, it offers an invaluable documentary narrative of a world since transformed by modernisation and conflict. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover Gustav Bauernfeind’s monumental depiction of Jaffa in Palestine and learn about the rich and complex history of one of the most ancient trading ports in the Levant. ‘Procession in Jaffa’ is a highlight of our upcoming sale Important Works from the Najd Collection, Part II , which will be open for bidding 8 - 11 June. Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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