Portrait of an Oriental Man with Turban, Etching


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  • €898 Euro
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Portrait of an Oriental Man with Turban, Etching

The French painter, sculptor and engraver, François de Hérain, stayed longtime in Morocco during the period of the French Protectorate (1912-1956). The portraits he made of Moroccans and Algerians fit in with the taste for Orientalism that was popular. This dated etching from 1921 was one of these portraits. The man’s face is very finely worked out, while his djellaba and turban are worked out somewhat schematically. This deliberately elaborated contrast provides depth and liveliness. In the early 1930’s he published three albums of etchings, entitled “Types Marocains”. The first album concerned Fez, Central and South-Eastern Morocco; the second: the Zemmours, Marrakech, South-West Morocco and the third: North Morocco, Tanger, The Riff, Ouezzan, Taza and Oujda.


  • H: 37cm (14.57in)
  • W: 29cm (11.42in)


Second quarter 20th Century

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For COLLECTIT! by SPECTANDUM owner Guy Kuypers, the history of his collecting began at the Porte de Clignancourt in Paris with a Napoleon III case filled with Exotic Birds. The colorful birds piqued my imagination and became the beginning of a passion for Natural History, Ethnography, European Works of Art, Antiquities and Curiosities that drive me on all continents, looking for fascinating and rare objects. Whether they are natural or man-made, all have an interesting story to tell.

So, it is finally in this spirit that the collection, which encompasses Natural History, Tribal Art, Paintings, Sculptures and Curiosities from many cultures and periods in history finds its rationale and its roots.

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