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    Albanian dancers, study for the painting in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Brest Charcoal, with watercolour

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    • 1836 (circa)
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    • Height: 338 millimetres
    • Width: 507 millimetres
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    A study for Decamps' painting now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Brest, whch has been tentatively dated to around 1836 some years after his expedition in the late 1820s to Turkey, Albania, Greece and the north-eastern coast of Africa. A more finished and monochrome study closer to the final work is in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (RF 1682; see L.-A. Prat and J. Tonkovich, in exhib. cat., New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, 'David, Delacroix and Revolutionary France, drawings from the Louvre', 2011, no. 63. Decamps was famed for his Oriental scenes that derived from his travels in the Middle East.


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    French Imp XIXc

  • Exhibition history

    1996, BM, French Drawings from the BM, (no cat.)

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    This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45.

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    Prints & Drawings

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