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Dar Mustapha Pacha, Algiers

Gabriele Carelli (1820/21-1900)


Price
£4,500

Signed
Signed and inscribed 'Algers'

Medium
Watercolour

Dimensions
21 x 14 ½ inches

Exhibited
'Chris Beetles Summer Show', Chris Beetles Gallery, 2019, No 43

The Moorish palace, depicted by Gabriele Carelli, was built in the Casbah of Algiers in 1798-99 by Mustapha Pacha, at the time that he became the Algerian Dey, a ruler under the authority of the Ottoman Empire. His reign was brief as, in 1805, he was assassinated by a janissary, an Elite Ottoman soldier. This occurred as a reaction to his policy of excessive export of wheat to France, which led to shortages in the country.


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