Edwin Lord Weeks, Charles Sprague Pearce, orientalism

Marabou searches for meaningful connections between the paintings on display and how they relate to American history. Left: “Arab Jeweler” (22.69), Charles Sprague Pearce, c. 1882. Right: “The Rajah Starting on a Hunt” (15.30.68), Edwin Lord Weeks, c. 1892.

“Arab Jeweler,” shows a man sitting on the floor as he stokes the fire to melt metal to craft. A third painting entitled “The Rajah Starting on a Hunt” presents a palace in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India, and men preparing for a hunting outing.

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