Wahabis with an Azami Arab.
James Madden, London. [1851.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 360 x 260mm (13½ x 10¼").
Portraits of two desert arabs, published in the 'Oriental Album: Characters, Costumes, and Modes of Life, in the Valley of the Nile'. The Wahabi is a follower of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703-92), whose ultra-conservative form of Sunni Islam has become domininant in Saudi Arabia. The artist, Achille-Constant-Theodore Emile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-79), was a French orientalism who embraced Islam and took the name Edris-Effendi.
Attabay: 1001; Blackmer 1357.
[Ref: 32045] £240.00