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The Young Eastern Woman

The Young Eastern Woman

1838

Friedrich Amerling

(Austrian, 1803-1887)

Oil on fabric

Framed: 106.5 x 90.5 x 9 cm (41 15/16 x 35 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.); Unframed: 88.5 x 71.5 cm (34 13/16 x 28 1/8 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1991.163

Fun Fact

One can see in Amerling's sensitive and beautiful portrayal why he was well known and admired for his portraits.

Description

Although the artist provocatively titled this painting Young Eastern Woman, it is obvious that the model is not Asian, but merely wears a Turkish costume. The rich fabrics and glowing light create an exotic atmosphere, revealing a Western fascination with "Oriental" images and themes.

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