Image
Mountains in North Africa, with a Bedouin Camp
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission

It is difficult to date this oil sketch precisely, since Guillaumet visited North Africa ten times between 1862 and 1867. A range of hills can be seen rising from a valley floor. White-robed Bedouins move across the foreground away from their dark tents. The paint has been applied freely and in some areas thickly, suggesting that the sketch was painted quite quickly.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1840 - 1887
Full title
Mountains in North Africa, with a Bedouin Camp
Date made
about 1862-87
Medium and support
Oil on paper laid on canvas
Dimensions
19 x 46 cm
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
L835
Location in Gallery