Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

Charles-Théodore Frère French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 804

This panoramic view was commissioned from Frère by the New York collector Catharine Lorillard Wolfe by 1880, when it was first described as being in her possession. Because the artist had not been to the Holy Land for twenty years—he had last traveled there as part of Empress Eugénie’s retinue in 1861—the composition must be based on one or more earlier studies or photographs.

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, Charles-Théodore Frère (French, Paris 1814–1888 Paris), Oil on canvas

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