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        Blanca and Abon Hamet in the Gardens of the Alhambra, from 'Le Dernier des Abencerages' by Francois Rene

        French School, (19th century); French. Medium: pen and ink and watercolour on paper. Date: 19th Century. Aben-Hamet, the last of the Abencerages; Aben-Hamet is the last Abencerage - the last of a tribe of Moors exiled from their home in Spain. He falls in love with Blanca de Bivar, a descendant of the conquering Spanish hero, Le Cid. She is a devout Christian, and Aben-Hamet a devout Muslim Provenance: Private Collection / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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