Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Edwin (Longsden) Long - An Egyptian Feast, 1887

An Egyptian Feast, 1887
oil On Canvas
87.8 x 187.7 cm.
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Bradford Museums and Galleries

Long was greatly influenced by the paintings of Velasquez and other Spanish masters. In 1874, he visited Egypt

and Syria, and subsequently his work took a new direction. He became thoroughly imbued with middle-eastern

archaeology and painted oriental scenes. His pictures suited the taste and appealed to the religious sentiment of

a large portion of the public, and their popularity was increased by a wide circulation of engravings.


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