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Hhareem Life - Constantinople (wc, bc und pencil with gum arabic on paper)
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Temple of Horus, Edfu, from 'Egypt and Nubia', engraved by Louis Haghe (1806-...
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Temple of Sobek and Haroeris at Kom Ombo, from 'Egypt and Nubia', Vol.2
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Grand Portico of the Temple of Philae, Nubia, from 'Egypt and Nubia', engrave...
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Cleopatra (69-30 BC), preparatory study for 'Cleopatra Testing Poisons on the...
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Mosque of Omar showing the Site of the Temple, plate 8 from Volume I of 'The ...
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Obelisk at Alexandria, commonly called Cleopatra's Needle, from Egypt and Nub...
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General Bonaparte with his Military Staff in Egypt, 1863 (pencil und oil on c...
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Jerusalem, April 9th 1839, plate 16 from Volume I of 'The Holy Land', engrave...
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Front Elevation of the Great Temple of Aboo Simbel, Nubia, from 'Egypt and Nu...
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Interior of the Temple at Esna, Upper Egypt, from 'Egypt and Nubia', engraved...
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A Frank Encampment in the Desert of Mount Sinai, 1842, 1856 (wc und gouache o...
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Subterranean Chamber near the Pyramids at Geeza, plate 9 from 'Views in Egypt...
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The Orient - also known as Levant, the Middle East and today often called the Middle East - has been a destination of desire and place of the imagination of many artists since the 18th century. From this land to the east they saw the sunrise as the inspirational light, with which they wanted to let their works of new strength penetrate.

At the latest with the occupation of Egypt by the French under General Napoleon Bonaparte between 1798 and 1801, the Orient and the Orient had moved into the consciousness of the European public. Many images showed the French invasion of the desert and the imposing pyramids of Giza, now besieged by the French.

As a result of the Egyptian campaign, many artists began to travel to the Middle East and drew their impressions from Turkey, Tunis, Egypt or the "Holy Land" Palestine on paper. They would be happy to link to well-known biblical themes in order to show Christian scenes as faithfully as possible in the historical environment of Jerusalem and in front of the Palestinian landscape. Allegorical depictions, such as William Holman Hunt's "Scapegoat", also fit into the lifelike landscape that the artist had experienced on the spot.

It produced prints and colorful paintings that showed desert landscapes, Bedouins, markets, mosaics and the architecture of the East. Home inspired the depictions of simple Bedouin life and camels, the exotic, colorful veil, colorful caftans and the splendor of the elaborately decorated mosques. But even the erotic harem scenes with seductive, scantily clad odalisks like those of the Frenchman Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) could be certain in the prudish homeland of attention and interest.

The fascination of the Orient continued unabated well beyond the 19th century and was continued artistically, among other things by the work of Auguste Renoir or Paul Klee.

Pharaoh's Handmaidens
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Undated | Oil on canvas

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Hhareem Life - Constantinople (w...
Undated | watercolour, bodycolour and pencil with gum arabic on paper

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Hhareem Life - Constantinople (w...
0 | watercolour, bodycolour and pencil with gum arabic on paper

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Temple of Horus, Edfu, from 'Egy...
1838 | colour lithograph

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Temple of Horus, Edfu, from 'Egy...
1838 | colour lithograph

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1874 | watercolour on paper

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1874 | watercolour on paper

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Temple of Sobek and Haroeris at ...
1838 | colour lithograph

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Temple of Sobek and Haroeris at ...
1838 | colour lithograph

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Grand Portico of the Temple of P...
1838 | colour lithograph

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Grand Portico of the Temple of P...
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Mosque of Omar showing the Site ...
1842 | colour lithograph

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Mosque of Omar showing the Site ...
1842 | colour lithograph

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Obelisk at Alexandria, commonly ...
1838 | colour lithograph

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Obelisk at Alexandria, commonly ...
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Undated | Oil on canvas

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0 | Oil on canvas

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General Bonaparte with his Milit...
1863 | pencil and oil on canvas

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General Bonaparte with his Milit...
1863 | pencil and oil on canvas

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Interior of a School, Cairo (se...
Undated | Watercolor on paper

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Interior of a School, Cairo (se...
0 | Watercolor on paper

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Jerusalem, April 9th 1839, plate...
1842 | colour lithograph

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Jerusalem, April 9th 1839, plate...
1842 | colour lithograph

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Mosque of Almase: Interior, Cairo
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Mosque of Almase: Interior, Cairo
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Fra Filippo Lippi (c.1406-69) 1819
1819 | Oil on canvas

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Fra Filippo Lippi (c.1406-69) 1819
1819 | Oil on canvas

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Interior of the Temple at Esna, ...
1838 | colour lithograph

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Interior of the Temple at Esna, ...
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A Frank Encampment in the Desert...
1856 | watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper

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A Frank Encampment in the Desert...
1856 | watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper

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Undated | watercolour on paper

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0 | watercolour on paper

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Undated | watercolour on paper

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0 | watercolour on paper

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Subterranean Chamber near the Py...
1802 | coloured aquatint

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Subterranean Chamber near the Py...
1802 | coloured aquatint

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The Desert Warrior, c.1900 wc & ...
Undated | watercolour and pencil on paper

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The Desert Warrior, c.1900 wc & ...
0 | watercolour and pencil on paper

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