leighton and the midddle east

A Street in Damascus

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Image Details

Title: 'A Street in Damascus' (also known as 'Sketch with Donkey, Egypt)
Date: 1873
Media: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 19 x 18cm
Location: Leighton House Museum
Picture credit: The Bridgeman Art Library
Interpretation: This is a view looking along a street, which depicts a mosque on the right-hand side and a donkey standing against a wall.  It was probably painted during Leighton's visit to Damascus in the autumn of 1873, where he spent much time exploring the old buildings of the city.
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