Orientalist Scene, French Artist, Philippe Pavy, 1881


Oil on panel framed under glass measures 9.5″ x 6″ image size

Signed upper right and dated 1881

Fine original frame (probably regilded) measures 17.5″ x 14″ Frame has label for W.A. Smith of London

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In the 1870s and 1880s Philippe Pavy travelled to Spain, North Africa, and Egypt with his brother Eugène Pavy, also an artist. His Orientalist works, which record local life, were met with critical acclaim in England, where Pavy exhibited both at the Royal Society of British Artists and at the Royal Academy in London.

This painting has a frame made by William Augustin(e) Smith (1831-1909) a noted London frame maker.  W. A. Smith provided frames for such noted artists as G.F. Watts, Lord Leighton, and John Singer Sargent.