"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
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.
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