OIL PAINTING: A Market Place, Cairo
Frere made landscape paintings based on views of the Brie-Comte-Robert area. His earliest paintings, those exhibited until the Salon of 1836, concentrated on scenes that were available and familiar to him, and also well-known to Salon audiences. But Frere was interested in more than depictions of his home country, and between 1836 and 1838 – several accounts differ – Frere departed on his first journey to Algeria. Visions of the Algerian landscape and people would be present in nearly every one of the Paintings Frere exhibited at the Salon until 1850.