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Rugs in Orientalist paintings (Part 4)

by Filiberto Boncompagni

Part IV. Rudolph ERNST

Here is another prolific artist.

Rudolph ERNST (Austrian, 1854-1932) : He entered the Fine Arts Academy of Vienna at the age of 15, encouraged by the father who was an architect. He then studied in Rome and in Paris where he settled in 1876. He visited Spain, Morocco and, around 1880, Constantinople. After 1885 he painted exclusively Orientalist subjects.
He was attracted by applied arts of the countries he visited and collected a lot of objects (textiles, rugs, ceramic tiles cabinetwork and metalwork) using them as accessories for his atelier.
For sure he had a Chelaberd, or "Eagle Kazak" and he loved it.

Perhaps he bought it here…

The Rug Merchant

Smoking The Hookah

Gnaoua in a North African Interior 

Preparing for Duty - and an  interesting kilim too

A Moorish Interior

The Captives

The Terrace

Although thedimensions of the Kazak vary, I think it’s the same rug.

The following images show also a recurrent Anatolian prayer rug (Ladik?)

By the Entrance

The Flower Merchant

Favorite of the farm
- if it’s the same rug, Ernst enlarged it.

Perhaps the following two have the same rug again - with some licenses

The Harem Bath

An Afternoon Show

Detail of the above: 

Another repeated rug. I cannot quite situate it. Reminds me the so-called Chichi.

Interior of Rostem Pasha Mosque Constantinople

The Manicure

The Reader - this is a watercolor on paper, signed and situated "Paris"

Other paintings with rugs:

The Musician

An Arab Sage
dated 1886

The Money Changer

Harem Guard

The Favorite dated  1872

Evening prayer

 Part I

 Part II

 Part III

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