Born in France in 1814 Theodore Frere was part of the Orientalist Art movement of the 19th century. Frere lived in Algeria from 1837 until c. 1839 and traveled throughout Asia Minor during the 1950s painting the landscapes and cultures he came to know during his travels. Egypt had a significant impact on his art and the sensitive depictions of local life that he painted earned him national regard; he was given the honorable title of "bey" by the Egyptian government and invited to keep a studio in the country. A regular contributor to the Paris Salons from 1834-1887, Frere also earned international acclaim as a painter of the time, receiving awards for his works and notable collectors such as the King of Wurstemburg, Louis-Phillippe. Today his paintings can be seen in museums and private collections all over the world.