Antique 19th Century Large Oil on Canvas Painting Orientalist Palmyra Syria 1880 by Clarence Henry Roe

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A fine & important, large 19th century oil on canvas Orientalist painting by the talented painter Clarence Henry Roe, (1850-1909), the painting depicting the historic city of Palmyra, Syria, circa 1880.
This painting depicts Palmyra Syria, a city rich in history that dates back to the Neolithic period, this work of the city and it's architecture from the Roman period. Sadly the city was destroyed by ISIS in 2015. The painting is beautifully & skillfully executed, signed lower right, it is housed in the original gilded frame, both the painting and frame are in very good condition. A fine & important work ready to hang & grace your wall.

Clarence Roe was an exceedingly talented artist and came from a family of artists, including his parents, three brothers & one sister. He was classically trained at The Royal Academy, London and was known mainly for prodigious landscapes, Roe had produced work influenced by Landseer, Turner, Herring & Copely. His mother was the daughter of E. A. Baily the sculptor of Nelson on the column in Trafalgar Sq., London. He was a prolific & sucessful artist, he had a colorful life and sadly was plagued by alcohol and tragically in later life was incarcerated. His work is located in many museums and galleries and private collections,

A very similar, yet almost half the size of this work and the same subject matter is housed in the Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston Upon Hull, UK, accession number KINCM:2005.6118, this work can be seen online at the Ferens Art Gallery website.


36 inches high × 48 inches wide × 3.5 inches deep


92 cm high × 122 cm wide x 8 cm deep

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