Scene of Algiers

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner, Scene of Algiers, n.d., oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of David Silverman, 1983.95.210

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Henry Ossawa Tanner went to Algeria in the winter of 1908, where he encountered many of these scenes. The French government subsidized artists who traveled to its colonies, and this incentive may have encouraged Tanner to visit Algeria. (Mosby, Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1991) In this painting the loose brushwork and patches of color suggest trees, hills, and a faintly discernible human figure.

Title
Scene of Algiers
Artists
Date
n.d.
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Dimensions
8 1/4 x 10 5/8 in. (21.0 x 27.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of David Silverman

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – Algeria
  • Landscape – tree
Object Number
1983.95.210
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