Publications
Title: Arabs
Date: late 19th century
Artist: Adolf Schreyer
German, 1828–1899
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
21 x 34 in. (53.3 x 86.4 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Cora Liggett Fowler, The John Fowler Memorial Collection
Object Number: 169:1928
Current Location: On View, Gallery 205
Notes:
A pair of Bedouin warriors on horseback reach a watering hole while several other horsemen approach through a dusty haze. Adolf Schreyer traveled to North Africain 1861, immersing himself in indigenous customs and learning the Arabic language. Schreyer focuses here on the rich, sparkling color of the warriors’ costumes as well as the finery of their horses decorated with red and blue tassels. The color and Orientalist themes of Schreyer’s paintings were much influenced by Eugène Delacroix.
Signed: l. r.: Ad. Schreyer
Exhibition History
Title: Adolf Schreyer: An International Exhibition
Date: June 8 – July 30, 1972
Venue: Paine Art Center and Gardens
Title: A Collection of Works Owned in St. Louis and Lent to the Museum
Date: July – November, 1913
Venue: City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Publication History
Title: A Collection of Works Owned in St. Louis and Lent to the Museum An Exhibition of Paintings Owned in St. Louis
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Adolf Schreyer: An International Exhibition
Year Published: 1972
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