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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1869 - 1869|
|Artist:||John Frederick Lewis - View biography for John Frederick Lewis|
This painting has been recently titled 'The Seraff: The Doubtful Coin'. The scene shows women as traders in the marketplace. They appeal to a seraff - a banker or money lender- for a judgement. The issue of fake coinery was a real concern in Cairo at this time.
|Purchased from Thomas Agnew and Son Ltd., London, 1891.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Oil on panel.|