Paul B. Pascal (French, 1832-1903) gouache on paper landscape of Arabs in the Sahara Desert with pyramids and ruined temple. Dated 1902. Size: 9.5 inches x 17 inches (sight). Condition: some light scratches in sky and a one and a half inch tear at the right margin (see photo detail.) Paul Pascal was an artist who specialized in Orientalist paintings. He worked almost exclusively in gouache and watercolor, and his favorite subjects were the nomadic Arabs of north Africa. In this painting, he captures a sunset in the Sahara , in Egypt. A caravan is unloading its goods by the banks of the Nile, where a felucca, the traditional sailing vessel of the Nile, is waiting to be loaded. On the right side is a ruined Egyptian temple, silhouetted behind a clump of palms, and in the background on the left are two pyramids.