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Battle Scene: Arabs Making a Detour

Artist:
Adolf Schreyer (German, Frankfurt 1828–1899 Kronberg)
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
59 3/8 x 99 1/2 in. (150.8 x 252.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of John Wolfe, 1893
Accession Number:
94.24.2
Not on view
Schreyer's first exhibited works were military and historical scenes. After a study trip to France and North Africa, he settled in Paris from 1862 until 1870, when he returned to Frankfort. In Paris he exhibited Arab scenes that were admiringly compared to those of Delacroix and Fromentin. He did not date his paintings and often repeated motifs. A reversed image of the horseman in this work appears as the central figure of Arab Warrior (Milwaukee Art Center).
Inscription: Signed (lower right): ad. Schreyer
John Wolfe, New York (until 1893)
Oshkosh, Wis. Paine Art Center & Arboretum. "Adolf Schreyer," June 8–July 30, 1972, unnumbered cat. (p. 34, as "Battle Scene").

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