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A Street in Algiers

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Image Details

Title: 'A Street in Algiers' also known as 'Street Scene, Algiers'
Date: 1875-79
Media: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 21 x 12cm
Location: Unknown
Picture credit: Leighton House Museum
Interpretation: This depicts a familiar street in the city, which Leighton visited in the autumn of 1873, during his travels through North Africa and the Middle East.  The artist was particularly affected by the quality of light he encountered and also developed a strong attachment to the variations of local colour in landscape, buildings and costumes.
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