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A Courtyard in Alhambra

A Courtyard in Alhambra

Artist: Frans Wilhelm Odelmark (1849-1937 Swedish)

Title: A Courtyard in Alhambra, 1889

Medium: Oil On Canvas

Size: 130 x 88.5 cm (4' 3.18in x 34.84in)

A Courtyard in Alhambra Entry Detail

The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in GranadaAndalusiaSpain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in 889 and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-11th century by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada

A Courtyard in Alhambra Pond Detail

I am always struck how little some places change. Consider that the artist painted this setting around 1889 and the photo below taken by Tahir Mirza shows the same place now.

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