Pair of beautiful Romantic / Orientalist style lithographs of tiled roofed villages and mountainous, dry landscapes with palms. In the first print small figures of French foreign legion soldiers can be seen walking around, in a peace-time attitude, talking to ladies passing by. They wear white flowing pantaloons and blue waistcoats characteristic of French Souave colonial infantry troops, also referred to as Algerian due to their origin. The predominant architecture in the town portrayed is Spanish style with a Moorish influence, most likely southern Spain. The second print show women washing clothes in an almost dry river bed while, on the road above, a peasant walks behind two oxen dragging a load. These Romantic style / Orientalist compositions, with figures dwarfed by their surroundings, bring to mind the work of early 19th century masters such as David Roberts and Genaro Perez Villaamil. Both lithographs come ready to display in gilt wood frames. In very good used condition, with overall toning, trimmed, and mounted on board, with gilt wear and minor imperfections to frames as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frames: 16 5/8" by 13 3/4"; Images: 10 3/8" by 6 3/4" approximately.
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