The blue mosque of Tauris

The blue mosque of Tauris
Watercolor on blue paper, titled in the lower center La mosquée bleue à Tauris (Perse)
Dimensions : 
28 x 40 cm / 11.02 x 15.75 inch
Dimensions with frame : 
43,5 x 56 cm / 16.93 x 22.05 inch

Description of the artwork

Built in 1465, the Blue Mosque of Tabriz was damaged during an earthquake in 1780. Covered with blue and green Iznik mosaics, the imposing entrance gate stands in front of the spectacular ruins. The snow that covers the landscape magnifies the architecture of the ancient mosque.
Jules Laurens used this composition to create his painting in 1872, which is currently housed in the Fabre Museum in Montpellier.


Reproduced in "Les chefs-d'œuvre de l'art français" by Louis Viardot, engraved by Goupil and Cie, Paris 1882, Gebbie and Co, Philadephie 1883

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