A new exhibition, at the Museu Nacional de Catalunya (Barcelona) is setting out to restore the figure of Josep Tapiró to its rightful place as one of the leading representatives of international Orientalism. Josep Tapiró i Baró (Reus 1836-1913), the first painter from the Iberian Peninsula to settle in Tangier, was a direct witness of the extraordinary urban and cultural transformation of this city, where he lived from 1876 until his death.
JEAN DISCART (French, b. 1856) A Very Fine French 19th Century Orientalist Oil on Panel Painting of "A Noth African Merchant", Signed (l/r) J. Discart, Paris. Provenance: Alex Fraser Gallery, Vancouver The Estate of Clarence Saba, Vancouver Panel Height: 13 inches (33 cm) Panel Width: 8 inches (20.3 cm) Ref.: A1641