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Title A Turkish Funeral
Alternative Title Enterrement d'un jeune garçon au Cairo
Collection Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling
Artist Pasini, Alberto (Italian painter, printmaker, 1826-1899)
Date 1860 (dated)
Signed yes
Description A funeral procession is squeezed out of a narrow alley, advancing towards the spectator, and led by two turbaned Arabs. Marked contrasts between warm and cold colours, light and dark create vibrancy. Bands of red and white masonry on the side of one building, an awning suspended above the street in the middle, and a kiosk seen in sharp perspective high up on the right, frame the procession from above. This painting is the result of Pasini's travels in the East between 1855 and 1856 as part of a diplomatic mission, and is a fine example of Western orientalism
Current Accession Number STIGM:8126
Former Accession Number 15
Inscription front lr 'A. Pasini, 1860 Cairo'; back 'enterrement d'un jeune garçon au Cairo'
Subject everyday life; figure; place (Cairo)
Measurements 35.0 x 26 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Thomas Stuart Smith 1869
Publications Catalogue of Collections in the Picture Galleries and Museum of The Smith Institute Stirling, Stirling, 1934, pp. 32, 35, cat. no. 15.
Rights Owner Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
Author Dr Claudia Heide



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