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Damascus: Night

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Title: 'Damascus: Night' also known as 'Eastern Scene with Minaret'
Date: 1873
Media: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 40 x 28cm
Location:Leighton House Museum
Picture credit: Leighton House Museum
Interpretation: This shows the effect of moonlight on the architecture of Damascus, and was executed during Leighton's visit to Syria in the autumn of 1873.  Although he found the city rather characterless in general, the artist was enchanted by some of the old buildings.
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