Coptic Mother and Child, 1875, painting by Frederick Goodall, mid 19th century

The English artist Frederick Goodall provides a number of portraits of ordinary Egyptians in the mid to late 19th century. For more details on Goodall, click here for an earlier post.


Study of a Bedouin Girl, painting by Frederick Goodall, mid 19th century


An Arab street, painting by Frederick Goodall, mid 19th century

[Tabsir Redux is a reposting of earlier posts on the blog, since memories are fickle and some things deserve a second viewing.this post was originally made on January 23, 2010]