A fancy for faraway places by William Sartain (1843-1924) was perhaps not a little unexpected, given his comfortable childhood in an upscale area of Philadelphia, surrounded by illustrious family. But although Sartain attained success as an engraver, his heart’s desire was to paint, and in pursuit of this siren call, he would one day find himself sipping fragrant coffee and donning a burnoose in exotic North Africa, the spice and local flavor of which he would chronicle with delight in his evocative paintings.
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