“A Mosque in Cairo” by Henry Ossawa Tanner
Medium:Poster reproduction of original 1897 oil on canvas painting
Height: 25 in
Width: 30 in
A poster of Henry Tanner's A Mosque in Cairo. The image is done in mostly yellows and ochres. There is a large building with stripes on it ranging in tone from light yellow to a light brown. There are several people in the streets some exiting the building with white cloths on their heads. Someone sits on the steps to the Mosque with a red cloth. Two figures on the right walk up the street, they wear long dark robes.
Working in France after 1891, Henry Ossawa Tanner achieved an international reputation largely through his religious paintings. Their deep spirituality reflects Tanner's upbringing as a minister's son as well as the influence of his visits to the Holy Land after 1897.