Street in Tangier
- Luce Center Label
- Henry Ossawa Tanner might have created this scene with a passage from the Gospel of Luke in mind. In the background, Mary and Joseph approach the inn at Bethlehem, represented by the shadowed entrance on the left (Mosby, Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1991). Tanner did not visit Tangier until 1912, which suggests that he probably painted this scene in his Paris studio from postcards or photographs of the Moroccan city.
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Henry Ossawa Tanner, born Pittsburgh, PA 1859-died Paris, France 1937
- ca. 1910
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of James and Shirley Gordon
- oil on fiberboard
- 13 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (34.5 x 26.7 cm)
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