Paul B. Pascal (French, 1832-1903) original watercolor and gouache on paperboard, sight-size 18.75 x 12.5, hand-signed and dated "P. B. Pascal 1900" lower right, by orientalist painter who worked almost exclusively in gouache and watercolor, and his favorite subjects were the nomadic Arabs of North Africa. In this painting, on the left, he captures an encampment of nomads probably by the banks of the Nile. They are next to a ruined Egyptian temple located near a fishing village. There is a felucca, the traditional sailing vessel of the Nile, at shore, and on the right a distant grouping of boats can be vaguely seen across the water. The frame, 26.5 x 20.5, is a masterpiece work of Arabic art, with just a few minor nicks. The painting itself is in excellent condition.