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The explicit topicality of The Antique Dealers is one of the qualities for which Deutsch is best known, and may be considered a hallmark of his art. Similar ‘signatures’ of the artist are also to be found: a miniature version of Deutsch’s favourite motif - an elegant copper ewer - is housed within the merchant’s glass case, for example, and the Qajar helmet and shield hanging on a mashrabiya, or turned wood screen, connect this work with several other paintings in the Shafik Gabr Collection.

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The Art of Ludwig Deutsch From the Shafik Gabr Collection  

The Art of Ludwig Deutsch From the Shafik Gabr Collection  

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