Charles Landelle

French 🇫🇷 1821-1908

Zacharie Charles Landelle, born on June 2, 1821, was a renowned French painter specializing in portraits and Orientalist works. His career was marked by a significant impact on French art, with his works gaining attention from King Louis-Philippe and Emperor Napoleon III. Landelle’s exploration of North Africa and the Middle East led to a series of Orientalist paintings that were celebrated for their vivid and detailed representations of local culture and landscapes. His portrayal of the “fellahs” (peasants) in Egypt and Algeria became iconic, showcasing his skill in capturing the essence of the people and places he visited.

Napoleon III bought several of his works and was a great admirer.