Panorama du Caire

DescriptionHere is an important fragment of the monumental canvas by Emile Wauters (1846-1933), created in 1880-1881, after the artist accompanied Archduke of Austria Rudolph (1858-1889) to Egypt in 1869.
Until this day, no fragment of the Panorama of Cairo had been identified, neither in museum collections nor in private collections.
In December 2020, the “central” scene showing Archduke Rudolph in his carriage resurfaced at an antique dealer in the south of France and was able to be acquired thanks to the Friends of the Museums.