Moroccan: Magic Orientalist Pictures & Islamic Art Announced at Sotheby’s in Paris


PARIS.- Sotheby’s next sale of Orientalist art in Paris, on March 30, will include a selection of works by artists who lived in Morocco. Several landscapes and scenes from Moroccan daily life by Jacques Majorelle reflect his close links to the country where he settled in 1917. He drew inspiration from the city of Marrakesh and its environs, expressing all the chromatic variety of Moroccan culture in his Borjs Verts (estimate €90,000-120,000) and Souk à Marrakech (est. €40,000-60,000). Giuseppe Signorini’s Portrait of a Musician and Giulio Rosati’s Two Riders at the Gallop, both watercolours, are highly representative of the Orientalist taste of Italian artists in the 19th century (est. €20,000-30,000). Two vividly colourful works by José Cruz Herrera evoke sensual Moroccan beauty: Portrait of a Young Berber Woman (est. €40,000-60,000) and Three Moroccan Beauties (est. €40,000-60,000). T