The Wallace Collection

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Beni Suef on the Nile
  • Prosper Marilhat (1811 - 1847)
  • Beni Suef on the Nile
  • France
  • c. 1833 - 1840
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 44.7 x 72.4 cm
  • Signature: 'P MARILHAT'
  • P356
  • Oriental Armoury
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • The identification of the site is traditional. Beni Suef, on the Nile, is seventy miles south of Cairo. Marilhat, who visited the Middle East in 1831-3, was a pioneer of naturalistic Orientalist scenes such as this (cf. Marilhat, 'On the Banks of the Nile', P293).