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Eugène Delacroix
Lionne déchirant la poitrine d'un arabe
soft-ground etching with roulette on paper
8 7/16 in x 11 1/8 in (21.43 cm x 28.26 cm);8 7/16 in x 11 1/8 in (21.43 cm x 28.26 cm);9 11/16 in x 12 11/16 in (24.61 cm x 32.23 cm);14 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in (36.2 cm x 48.89 cm)
Museum Purchase
Henri Matisse
Seated Orientale, Veil on her Head (Orientale assise, voile sur la tête)
drypoint on chine applique, mounted on Arches paper
6 ⅛ in x 4 3/10 in (15.56 cm x 10.95 cm);6 ⅛ in x 4 3/10 in (15.56 cm x 10.95 cm);19 in x 14 in (48.26 cm x 35.56 cm);14 4/5 in x 11 in (37.62 cm x 27.94 cm)
Museum Purchase
This black and white print shows an outdoor setting with two men, one reclining and facing the viewer, the other seated with his legs drawn into his chest and gazing out to the right. They are dressed in robes and wear Arabic headdresses ("Guhtra"). There are rifles at their sides. In the background on the right are two men, one riding a horse, who walk toward a group of buildings in the distance. There is a French inscription below this scene that identifies the artist, title and publisher of the print.
Eugène Delacroix
Arabes d'Oran
etching, drypoint and roulette laid down on woven plate paper
6 15/16 in x 8 1/2 in (17.62 cm x 21.59 cm);6 15/16 in x 8 1/2 in (17.62 cm x 21.59 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 1/4 in (36.51 cm x 48.89 cm);10 7/8 in x 15 11/16 in (27.62 cm x 39.85 cm)
Museum Purchase
Depicts a group of Arab warriors on horseback in full gallop charging away from the viewer through the desert landscape.
Christian Adolf Schreyer
The Retreat
oil on canvas
40 in x 68 ¼ in (101.6 cm x 173.36 cm);58 ¼ in x 86 in (147.95 cm x 218.44 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Hercules Brabazon
Tétouan (Morocco)
watercolor on cream-colored paper
9 1/2 in x 13 3/8 in (24.13 cm x 33.97 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/16 in (46.04 cm x 56.04 cm);9 15/16 in x 14 in (25.24 cm x 35.56 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This painting shows a scene set in a courtyard with high white walls that is open to the sky. Beyond the wall there is flowering vegetation, tall trees and a tower with a balustrade with keyhole shaped openings. There are two clay pots resting on top of the wall and an oriental style carpet hanging over one side. Within this courtyard, there are three women who are looking at two small leopards that wear metal chains and stand in a keyhole shaped opening of the far right wall. The women, grouped together on the far left side, are wearing 19th century Moroccan dress, including richly embroidered, garments, headscarves and shoes. There is bright sunlight streaming into the room which creates shadows on the walls and floor.
Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant
Courtyard in the Sultan's Palace
oil on panel
47 3/8 in x 31 1/8 in (120.33 cm x 79.06 cm);56 1/4 in x 40 1/4 in x 2 in (142.88 cm x 102.24 cm x 5.08 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Photograph of F. Holland Day in an "Algerian costume." Day sits cross-legged and looks down on his clasped hands resting in his lap.
Frederick H. Evans
F. Holland Day in Algerian Costume
platinum print on paper
6 5/16 in x 8 5/16 in (16 cm x 21.1 cm);14 5/16 in x 19 5/16 in (36.35 cm x 49.05 cm);15 1/4 in x 10 5/8 in (38.8 cm x 27 cm);6 5/16 in x 8 5/16 in (16.03 cm x 21.11 cm)
Museum Purchase
Jane C. Stanley
Mosque of the Fisherman, Algiers
watercolor on white paper
12 15/16 in x 8 3/4 in (32.86 cm x 22.23 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
David Roberts
Grand Entrance to the Mosque of the Sultan Hassan
color lithograph, laid down on cardboard
19 1/8 in. x 12 13/16 in. ( 48.6 cm x 32.5 cm )
Gift of Carol Hubert
John Whorf
The Nomads
watercolor on white paper
15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (39.37 x 49.53 cm);23 x 26 3/4 in. (58.42 x 67.94 cm);15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (39.37 x 49.53 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
The print depicts a two-story structure on the right and receeding back, which has a lower wall to the left. There are figures in a long row boat in the foreground and a series of standing and laying nude women on the stairs in front of the building. Other figures can be seen on the balcony of the building. The print is signed (l.r.) "Bernard Leach" and located and dated (l.l.) "Japan '10" in pencil. 
Bernard Leach
The Sirens
aquatint and etching on paper
5 5/8 in x 6 11/16 in (14.3 cm x 17 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A group of columns stands amid a pile of stone debris in the desert. 
Pascal Sebah
Kôm-Ombo. Colonnade Sud-Est
albumen print on paper
18 7/8 in x 14 in (47.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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56 Collection Object Sources

Arabes d'Oran (1953/2.25)
The Retreat (1895.97)
The Nomads (1954/1.201)
The Sirens (1987/1.360)
Bazar au Ghezirah (1980/1.211)
Untitled (1980/1.210)
Young Arab Girl (1981/2.66)
Seraglio: Tunis (1948/1.214)
Oriental Scene (1960/2.81)
Luxor (1980/1.156)
Study of a Tiger (1960/1.169)
King of Spades (2008/2.311)
Blossom Child (1954/1.296)
Pied Piper (2008/2.334)
The Tribesman (1995/1.71.1)
A Banyan Shop (2017/1.559.1)
Art and Nature (1969/2.31)
Biskra (1945.1)

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