The Banks of the Nile

Fromentin was a prolific and popular painter of 'orientalist' scenes, set mostly in North Africa. He provided a European clientele with images of an exotic but reassuringly recognisable way of life, as in this placid scene of shipping along the River Nile.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1820 - 1876
Full title
The Banks of the Nile
Date made
1874
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
54 x 78.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by Roland F. Knoedler to the Tate Gallery, 1920; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
NG3511
Location in Gallery