‘Oriental Market, a Prince Arriving’
Robert Gillar, Austrian Hungarian 19th/20th century.
28.5 x 39 in. oil on relined canvas, signed.
As in a tale from the ‘Thousand and One Nights’ a Prince and his footman arrives on the market square. In the foreground water melons are offered and in the background mosques and minarets are towering. Robert Gillar made the depiction of exotic oriental scenes his trademark and works by his hand have in our day become highly desirable for international collectors. Gillar is included in international art reference with auction records for similar size paintings in excess of $11,000 (Christie’s, London, 2008).