By the Tomb of the Prophet
Medium: Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 5 13/16 x 11 7/16 in. (14.8 x 29.1 cm)
frame: 15 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (39.4 x 52.1 cm)
Credit Line: Acquired through the George I. Speer Bequest, 1968
About: In 1882 Ryder visited Tangier in north Africa, an experience that probably inspired him to paint this scene. Small in size and painted with many layers of glazes, the painting is typical of Ryder's unique approach.
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