Image source: The Walters Art Museum | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image source: The Walters Art Museum | Licence: CC0 1.0

Arab Mendicant in Meditation


ca. 1860


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In this work, the artist depicts the figure in such a way that most of his face is obscured, creating a sense of mystery. Everything we know about the character of this man is expressed though his posture, clothes, and objects, like his bowl containing a few coins. Very little is known about Camino’s training; he visited Algeria in the early 1850s, which inspired the art he made in the decades that followed.
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Inscription: [Signature] In watercolor at lower right: C. Camino; [Number] In graphite on verso: 55; [Watermark] Partially visible: J Whatman
Medium: watercolor over traces of graphite on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper.
Credit line: Acquired by William T. Walters.
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