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Street in Tangier

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Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 10B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Date
ca. 1910
Object number
1983.95.209
Luce Center Label
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.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of James and Shirley Gordon
Artist
Henry Ossawa Tanner, born Pittsburgh, PA 1859-died Paris, France 1937
Topic
Figure group
Cityscape\street
Cityscape\Morocco\Tangier
Architecture Exterior\detail\door
Architecture Exterior\detail\arch
Medium
oil on fiberboard
Dimensions
13 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (34.5 x 26.7 cm)
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Type
Painting
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7fe553b57-7cc9-4467-97d5-d287a3c1ad20
Record ID
saam_1983.95.209

Street in Tangier

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