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The Lure of the East

British Orientalist Painting

written by Nicholas Tromans, Emily Weeks

Tate Gallery | ISBN 9781854377333

Paperback – 224 pages

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The Lure of the East: British Orientalist Painting explores the responses of British artists to the cultures and landscapes of the Near and Middle East between 1780 and 1930, offering vital historical and cultural perspectives on the challenging questions of the 'Orient' and its representation in British art. With over 120 paintings, prints and drawings of bazaars, public baths, domestic interiors and religious sites, the book covers all the major genres, themes and preoccupations of Orientalism in British art. Some exceptional and previously rarely-seen paintings by John Frederick Lewis, Edward Lear, David Wilkie, Richard Dadd, Lord Leighton, and William Holman Hunt are illustrated, as well as significant works by many less familiar names.

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