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Collection Online as of June 17, 2024

Seated Lady Smoking a Hookah

Seated Lady Smoking a Hookah

c. 1780
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

The artist has used beetle wings for emeralds in the jewelry.


A lady seated at window smokes a hookah. She wears a translucent lilac blouse and gold trousers and adorns herself with jewelry comprising pearls, gold, and emeralds. Reclining against a large bolster, she is engrossed in smoking her hookah made of gold and porcelain. The painting may have been intended to be presented to the king by the artist.
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