Study of Camels

Study of Camels

1848

Graphite with blue, red and yellow colored pencil and scraping on wove paper

Sheet: 28 x 23.4 cm (11 x 9 3/16 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2019.248

Location

Did you know?

This sheet is an early example featuring colored pencils, used primarily for office and clerical work at the time and less often by artists.

Description

This sheet by an unknown artist was probably created during travels throughout North Africa, possibly Algeria. The country was captured by France in 1830 and annexed as part of its territories in 1848, the year this sheet was made. Numerous artists found inspiration in the culture, recording it for a French audience to whom it was unfamiliar.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.