Watercolor on wove paper
Sheet: 19.3 x 31 cm (7 5/8 x 12 3/16 in.)
Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2019.61
In addition to making numerous watercolors depicting Egypt, Narcisse Berchère published a book about his travels there.
This drawing is one of many in which Narcisse Berchère depicted the desert landscape of Egypt—which France had attempted to colonize just a few decades before. Here, a party of travelers walks through a flat and expansive space accompanied by camels. After studying in Paris, Berchère made his first of several trips to North Africa, which served as inspiration for much of his work.
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