Street Scene, Tangier (Man Leading Calf)

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner, Street Scene, Tangier (Man Leading Calf), ca. 1910, oil on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins, 1983.95.196A

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Henry Ossawa Tanner probably painted this scene in his Paris studio from postcards or photographs of Tangier, which he visited two years later. By 1910, Tanner had established himself as a religious painter and used his trips to North Africa and the Middle East for inspiration. This street scene refers to the passage in the Bible in which a man is told to go into the village and retrieve a donkey that will carry Christ into Jerusalem.

Street Scene, Tangier (Man Leading Calf)
ca. 1910
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Not on view.
10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. (27.0 x 34.9 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins

Mediums Description
oil on paperboard
  • Architecture Exterior
  • Animal – cattle
  • Figure male – full length
  • Cityscape – Morocco – Tangier
  • Cityscape – street
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