Friedrich Amerling (Austrian, 1803-1887)
Framed - h:106.50 w:90.50 d:9.00 cm (h:41 7/8 w:35 5/8 d:3 1/2 inches)
Unframed - h:88.50 w:71.50 cm (h:34 13/16 w:28 1/8 inches)
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
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.