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Eugène Louis Charvot (French, 1847-1924)

View of Rue El–Alfahouine

View of Rue El–Alfahouine

1889
oil on canvas
47 1/4 x 39 7/8 in.

Gift of Yvonne Charvot Barnett in memory of her father Eugène Louis Charvot, AG.1999.5.3

In 1889 Charvot painted View of the Rue El-Alfahouine in Tunis. It became one of his major exhibition canvases and was included in the Municipal Exposition of Geneva, Switzerland in 1898. A large canvas of Tunisian city life, it captures the rhythm of the city. In a letter to a niece he wrote:

The city of Tunis and particularly the Arab markets are from the point of view of the artist beyond all description. Delacroix, Fortuny, only gave a faint idea of it. There … all is bright and colored, luminous and fresh. The cube-shaped houses, the mosques, dabbled high and low with white lime, shine under the eastern sun like immense blocks of chalk.

Visitor's Comments:

"Step away and look back in time to a mysterious place." - anonymous

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Eugène Louis
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Charvot
Permanent Image: 
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1889
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Late 19th Century European Art
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oil on canvas<br /> 47 1/4 x 39 7/8 in.

In 1889 Charvot painted View of the Rue El-Alfahouine in Tunis. It became one of his major exhibition canvases and was included in the Municipal Exposition of Geneva, Switzerland in 1898. A large canvas of Tunisian city life, it captures the rhythm of the city. In a letter to a niece he wrote:

The city of Tunis and particularly the Arab markets are from the point of view of the artist beyond all description. Delacroix, Fortuny, only gave a faint idea of it. There … all is bright and colored, luminous and fresh. The cube-shaped houses, the mosques, dabbled high and low with white lime, shine under the eastern sun like immense blocks of chalk.

Permanent Gift: 
Gift of Yvonne Charvot Barnett in memory of her father Eugène Louis Charvot
Permanent Quote: 
"Step away and look back in time to a mysterious place." <strong>- anonymous</strong>
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In 1889 Charvot painted View of the Rue El-Alfahouine in Tunis. It became one of his major exhibition canvases and was included in the Municipal Exposition of Geneva, Switzerland in 1898. A large canvas of Tunisian city life, it captures the rhythm of the city. In a letter to a niece he wrote:

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Permanent Art Life Span: 
1847-1924
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Permanent Artist First Name: 
Eugène Louis
Permanent Artist Last Name: 
Charvot
Permanent Image: 
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Permanent Year: 
1889
Permanent Period: 
Late 19th Century European Art
Permanent Material: 
oil on canvas<br /> 47 1/4 x 39 7/8 in.

In 1889 Charvot painted View of the Rue El-Alfahouine in Tunis. It became one of his major exhibition canvases and was included in the Municipal Exposition of Geneva, Switzerland in 1898. A large canvas of Tunisian city life, it captures the rhythm of the city. In a letter to a niece he wrote:

The city of Tunis and particularly the Arab markets are from the point of view of the artist beyond all description. Delacroix, Fortuny, only gave a faint idea of it. There … all is bright and colored, luminous and fresh. The cube-shaped houses, the mosques, dabbled high and low with white lime, shine under the eastern sun like immense blocks of chalk.

Permanent Gift: 
Gift of Yvonne Charvot Barnett in memory of her father Eugène Louis Charvot
Permanent Quote: 
"Step away and look back in time to a mysterious place." <strong>- anonymous</strong>
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