Émile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879) “Egyptian Lady In The Harem”

Émile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879) “Egyptian Lady In The Harem”

Code: 10995


H: 55.3cm (21.8")W: 64cm (25.2")


"Egyptian Lady in the Harem"
Achille Émile Théodore Prisse D'Avennes
 (1807-1879) (After)
Original lithograph by Pierre-Isidore Bureau (1827-1876)
Printed by Lemercier & Cie
Paris, 1848
On paper, framed and glazed

25 cm x 34.5 cm (image)
55.3 cm x 64 cm (framed)

Private Collection, Oxfordshire, U.K.

Lettered within the plate "Drawn by E.Prisse Esqre. On stone by Bureau" / "Egyptian Lady in the Harem" / "Printd by Lemercier Paris".

The French 'Orientalist' author, intellect, archaeologist and artist Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879) was one of the greatest of the pre-20th-Century travellers to the Middle-East. This fine original handcoloured lithographic print here of a lady reclining on a silk upholstered sofa, her slippers on the floor and with a feather fan and smoking hookah pipe to the right, is one of the most sought after images from his large folio publication "Oriental Album: Characters, Costumes, and Modes of Life, in the Valley of the Nile".

The print is sometimes referred to in French as "Femme égyptienne dans un harem au caire" ("Egyptian women in a harem in Cairo").

Not in British Museum. See New York Public Library [NYPL catalog ID b11704804); Wellcome Collection [25657i]

Well framed, glazed and mounted. Unexamined out of the frame.