Jean Raymond Hippolyte Lazerges (French, 1817–1887)
Algerian Men Resting, 1882
Oil on panel, 22 1/2 x 15 in.
While Lazarges began by exhibiting religious scenes, he soon transitioned to painting Orientalist subjects after a first visit to Algeria in the 1830s. Some two decades later, he would settle there permanently, continuing his career as a prolific painter, writer and musician.