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The Banks of the Nile
Eugène Fromentin

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 Eugène Fromentin
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 Gallery A: Paintings after 1600
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