Prosper Marilhat

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Prosper Marilhat

4 artworks

French Orientalist artist

Born 1811 - Died 1847

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On the banks of the Nile

Oil on oak

30.7 x 45 cms | 12 x 17 1/2 ins

Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom


Ruines de la Mosquee du Calife Hakem au Caire


Oil on canvas

76.2 x 127.6 cms | 30 x 50 ins

Private collection, ,


View of Ezbekiyah, Cairo



Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France


View of Cairo

Oil On Panel

43.8 x 35 cms | 17 x 13 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Before moving to Paris and becoming a pupil of Roqueplan c.1829 he had already painted his earliest landscapes in his native region and the Auvergne. In 1831-3 he visited the Middle East, at first accompaning the naturalist Baron Karl von Hügel. He brought back many studies and established a considerable reputation for himself as an Orientalist painter as well as a portraitist. In his last years he became insane and he died in an asylum.
Source:The Wallace Collection