Street in Tangier

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner, Street in Tangier, ca. 1910, oil on fiberboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of James and Shirley Gordon, 1983.95.209

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Henry Ossawa Tanner might have created this scene with a passage from the Gospel of Luke in mind. In the background, Mary and Joseph approach the inn at Bethlehem, represented by the shadowed entrance on the left (Mosby, Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1991). Tanner did not visit Tangier until 1912, which suggests that he probably painted this scene in his Paris studio from postcards or photographs of the Moroccan city.

Title
Street in Tangier
Artist
Date
ca. 1910
Location
Dimensions
13 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (34.5 x 26.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of James and Shirley Gordon

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on fiberboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – detail – door
  • Figure group
  • Cityscape – Morocco – Tangier
  • Architecture Exterior – detail – arch
  • Cityscape – street
Object Number
1983.95.209
Palette
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