Signed, located and dated lower left: Eug. Flandin 1849 / Mésopotamie
Eugène Flandin was a refined orientalist painter who was a pupil of Horace Vernet.
His first paintings are executed in Italy but after settling in France he developed a predilection for landscapes and monuments of oriental subject. His works were exhibited at various ‘Salons’ in Paris and his paintings are now preserved in museums in France and Belgium.
In 1844, Flandin went to Mesopotamia with the French archaeologist and diplomat Paul-Émile Botta, in search of the lost city of Nineveh, the ancient capital of the Assyrian Empire. This painting, located ‘Mesopotamia’ and dated 1849, corresponds to that trip and depicts the Mosque of the city of Urfa, Mevlid-i Halil Camii, in southeastern Turkey, surrounded by the miraculous fountain of Callirhoé.
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