Saturday, September 13, 2014

Painting of the Day - Gaston Durel

Our thanks to one of our readers for submitting this interesting image of the Bab Boujloud in Fez. It is the work of French painter Gaston Durel (1879-1954) We have not been able to establish when it was painted but it was certainly some time ago!


A small amount of research turned up the fact that he supposedly first came to Morocco around 1920. However, his Orientalist painting (below) of the Nejjarine Fountain is dated 1917.


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

In the same vein you would want to publish this 19th century painting from BOUCHOR Joseph Félix of the amazing Bine Lamdoun cascades that were still existing a few months ago before the "renovation project" of Lalla Yeddouna killed them. They are now gone forever replaced by tons and tons of concrete ... very sad. http://www.culture.gouv.fr/Wave/image/joconde/0710/m080704_0001074_p.jpg

Painting said...

Some interesting works

Tim Cullis said...

I seem to remember that Bab Boujouloud was only given the blue colour during the French Protectorate, which would put it post 1912.