Orientalist Art



With the focus of the World's attention on the Middle East there is a growing interest and fascination with the works of the 19th and 20th Century Orientalists who captured a totally different aspect and view of the Middle East as we know it today. Whether this was fantasy or fact will remain the subject of debate but it cannot be denied that their works are colourful, sensual, atmospheric, beautiful, erotic and enjoyable. The paintings take us back to Colonial times which had offered the opportunity for artists from the West to travel to the Near and Middle East and respond to the climatic effects on their mediums and on their own view of this world. The results produced an image of a peaceful and exotic world that cannot be recognised today and which has been captured for posterity in these wonderful works.

Following is a list of the major Orientalist artists:

Alma Tadema, Lawrence (1836-1912). British.
Anger, Jacques (b-1940).  French.
Baldasar, T. (19th/20th Century).
Barbaro, Giovanni (fl.1889-1907), (1864-1915). (aka Dudley, Arthur).  Italian.
Bartolini, Federico Filippo (1861-1908). Italian.
Bechard, Henri (fl. 1870-1889). French.
Bracht, Eugene (1842-1921) Swiss.
Boulanger, Gustave Clarence Rodolphe (1824-1888). French.
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur (1847-1928). American.
Canning, Charlotte (1817-1861). British.
Carelli, Gabriele (1820-1900). Italian.
Charlemont, Eduard (1848-1906). Austrian.
Chasseriau, Theodore (1819-1856). French.
Cipriani, Nazzarreno (1843-1925). Italian.
Coleman, William Stephen (1829-1904). British.
Cooper, Reginald (fl. 1929-39). British.
Cormon, Fernand (1845-1924). French.
Coulson, John (19th-20th C). British.
Dadd, Richard (1817-1886). (alt. 1819-1887). British.
Daniels, A.W. (19th/20th Century). British.
Dauzats, Adrien (1804-1868). French.
Delacroix, Eugene (1798-1863). French.
Deutsch, Ludwig (1855-1935). Austrian.
Dinet, Alphonse Etienne (1861-1929). French.
Dudley, Arthur (fl. 1889-1907) (Barbaro Giovanni).
Dulac, Edmund (1882-1953). British.
Edmond, Rene Charles (1877-1960). French.
Ernst, Rudolf (1854-1920). Austrian.
Fedden, Arthur Romilly R.B.A. (1875-1939). British.
Fortuny y Marsal, Mariano (1838-1874). Spanish.
Foweraker, Albert Moulton (1873-1942). English.
Frere, Charles Theodore (1814-1888). French.
Fromentin, Eugene (1820-1876). French.
Gerome, Jean-Leon (1824-1904). French.
Goodall, Frederick (1822-1904). British.
Guillaumet, Gustave Achille (1840-1887). French.
Hansen, Hans (fl. 1874-1948) (1843-1957). Scottish.
Hardy, Dudley (1867-1922). English.
Harper, Henry Andrew (1835-1900). British.
Hepple, John Wilson (1886-1939). British.
Holmes, Frank (fl.1920-1938) British.
Hunt, William Holman (1827-1910). British.
Hurst, Hal (1865-1938). British.
Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867). French.
Jamrack, G. (19th Century). British.
Kelly, Robert Talbot (1861-1934). English.
Lamplough, Augustus Osborne (1877-1930). British.
Lear, Edward (1812-1888). British.
Leaver, Noel Harry (1889-1951). Austwick Yorks. Br.
Leighton, Frederic (1830-1896). British.
Lewis, A (19th/20th Century). British.
Lewis, John Frederick (1805-1876). British.
Linton, H (19th/20th Century). British.
Liotard, Jean-Etienne (1702-1789). Swiss.
Long, Edwin Longsden (1829-1891). British.
Lopez, Diego Marin (1856-1917). Spanish.
Lucas-Robiquet, Marie (1863-1959). French.
Lynton, Henry (Harry) Stanton (fl.1886-1904). British.
Macco, Georg (1863-1933). German.
MacKenzie, Roderick Dempster (1865-1941). Alabama U.S.A.
Marchettini, A (Emilio) (19th C). Italian.
Meyer, Adolph (Adolphe) Campbell A.R.E. (1866-1919). British.
More', Felix (19th/20th Century).
Morgan, Walter Jenks (1847-1924). English.
Muller, William James (1812-1845). (Main artist in The Bristol School). British.
Nevil, Edward (fl. 1880-1900). British.
O'Kelly, Aloysius (1853-1936). Irish.
Pasini, Alberto (1826-1899). Italian.Perlberg, Friedrich (1848-1921). German.
Perlberg, Friedrich (1848-1921). German.
Petroff, Vladimir K. (1880-1935). Islamic Architectural, Istanbul. Russian.
Pinder, Douglas H. (1886-1949). British (West Country).
Ralli, Theodore (1852-1909). Greek.
Realier-Dumas (1860-1928). French.
Roberts, David (1796-1864). Scottish.
Robertson, Charles (1844-1891).
Rosati, Giulio (1858-1917). Italian.
Ross, Christina Paterson (1843-1906). Scottish.
Rousseau, Henri-Emilien (1875-1933). French.
Roubtzoff, Alexandre (1884-1949). Russian.
Thaddeus, Henry Jones (1859-1929). Irish.
Tissot, James (1836-1902). French.
Varley, Frederick Horsman (1881-1969). Canadian.
Varley, John Jnr. (1850-1933 L/S). British.
Weeks, Edwin Lord (1849-1903). American.
Zommer, Richard Karlovich (1866-1939). Russian. (b. Austria).

This list is by no means exhaustive and will be updated regularly.  

Underlined surnames link to works by the artist available on this site or having reference to this site.

 Along the Banks of the Nile, watercolour, signed Augustus Osborne Lamplough, c1900.