Portrait of a Man in a Turban
William Gale (1832-1909)
Oil on panel
20 x 28 cm.
Source: Peter Nahum at the Leicester Galleries
William Gale was one of the many artists who, upon finishing his study at the Royal Academy Schools, set out to explore the far-off lands of the Orient: namely North Africa, Algeria, Palestine and Syria. These remote countries at the crossroads of civilizations captivated his imagination with a treasure trove of mystery, paradox and new artistic challenges. — biographical details linked to this work on the Peter Nahum website. [Mouse over the following text for links.]