Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

The Arab Jeweler

Artist:
Charles Sprague Pearce (1851–1914)
Date:
ca. 1882
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
46 x 35 3/8 in. (116.8 x 89.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward D. Adams, 1922
Accession Number:
22.69
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 766
Boston-born Charles Sprague Pearce belonged to the generation of American artists who increasingly settled in France in the post-Civil War years. Like that of his celebrated Parisian teacher, Leon Bonnat, Pearce explored a range of subjects throughout his successful expatriate career. A four-month excursion along the Nile in the early 1870s led to a particular interest in "exotic," or Orientalist themes, such as this ambitious portrayal of a native craftsman.
Signature: Charles Sprague Pearce / Paris
Private Collection, New York, by 1883; Edward Dean Adams, New York, until 1922
Related Objects

The Contest for the Bouquet: The Family of Robert Gordon in Their New York Dining-Room

Artist: Seymour Joseph Guy (1824–1910) Date: 1866 Medium: Oil on canvas Accession: 1992.128 On view in:Gallery 763

Celia Thaxter's Garden, Isles of Shoals, Maine

Artist: Childe Hassam (American, Dorchester, Massachusetts 1859–1935 East Hampton, New York) Date: 1890 Medium: Oil on canvas Accession: 1994.567 On view in:Gallery 769

Mrs. Hugh Hammersley

Artist: John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London) Date: 1892 Medium: Oil on canvas Accession: 1998.365 On view in:Gallery 771

Lilacs in a Window (Vase de Lilas a la Fenetre)

Artist: Mary Cassatt (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1844–1926 Le Mesnil-Théribus, Oise) Date: ca. 1880–83 Medium: Oil on canvas Accession: 1997.207 On view in:Gallery 769

Arrangement in Flesh Colour and Black: Portrait of Theodore Duret

Artist: James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London) Date: 1883 Medium: Oil on canvas Accession: 13.20 On view in:Gallery 771