Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Charcoal or conte on gridded paper, stamped Vente Fromentin / '89 lower left, and inscribed by artist lower right "30 Mai / Djelfa." Presented in an attractive period gilt wood frame with blue and gilt matting.
DOA 20 1/4 x 26 1/8 in.; SS 10 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.The Collection of Mr. Duggins and Mr. Dunn, High Point, North Carolina
Fromentin was one of the earliest pictorial interpreters of Algeria, having been able, while quite young, to visit the land and people that suggested the subjects of most of his works, and to store his memory as well as his portfolio with the picturesque and characteristic details of North African life.
Good estate condition with minor subtle cockling to paper, scattered wear to frame at corners and edges.