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In the Desert

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Origin Egypt
Period 19th Century
Materials Oil on canvas
Dimensions
W. 35 in; H. 20 in;
W. 88.9 cm; H. 50.8 cm;
Description Signed at lower left: "Frank Waller"

Frank Waller was born in New York in 1842, the son of a dry goods merchant. He studied drawing at the Free Academy of the City of New York (known since 1961 as the City College of New York) from about 1857 to 1861. According to an early source, “Between the years 1863 and ’68 he was in business in his native city, drawing with pen and ink, and painting in oil in his leisure hours.”1 Waller first exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1870 and later that year went to Rome and studied with John Gadsby Chapman (1808–1889). Waller returned to New York in 1871, and the following year he toured Egypt with his friend and fellow artist Edwin White (1817–1877). Thereafter he became noted for his Egyptian landscapes, especially romantic views of archaeological ruins and native life along the Nile.
Styles / Movements Realism
Dealer Reference Number RS 6748
Incollect Reference Number 160846
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