Panoramic view of Cairo

Hermann David Salomon Corrodi
1844-1905

Panoramic view of Cairo
Oil on canvas signed lower left 
Dimensions : 
65 x 123 cm / 25.59 x 48.43 inch
Dimensions with frame : 
93 x 153 cm / 36.61 x 60.24 inch

Description of the artwork

This panoramic view of the Cairo skyline takes in an array of monuments, minarets, and mosques, while evoking of everyday life of Bedouin traders camping outside the city walls, presumably to sell and buy goods. On the right stands the walled mosque and mausoleum complex of Sultan al-Ashraf Qaytbay, the outer dome of whose mosque is often cited as the apogee of Mamluk dome design in Cairo due to its complex stone-carved decorative pattern, which features a central geometric star radiating from the apex of the dome and an arabesque floral design which are superimposed and enhanced by natural shadows. Corrodi brilliantly captures the view it bathed in the evening desert light.

Collection

Private collection, France

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