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The Female Slave Market in Constantinople (1 Mar)
From the slave market to the sultan's bedchamber (17 Feb)
Buying a new slave for your harem (4 Feb)
Odalisquian books list now on Odalisques.com (29 Jan)
Edward Lane's descriptions and drawings of female clothing (27 Jan)
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"The Arab Scribe" by J.F. Lewis, 1852
"The Bath" by J.L. Gerome, in the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
"Odalisque" by Max Nonnenbruch
"By order of the sultan" by Antonio Fabres
"Idle Moments" by Frederick Arthur Bridgman, 1875
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"Leila" or "Passion" by Frank Dicksee, 1892

"Leila" or "Passion" by Frank Dicksee, 1892

Frank Dicksee's smouldering 1892 painting is called both "Passion" and "Leila", presumably after the girl of Arabic folklore who was loved by a poet but forever kept apart from him by her father.

Last modified 29 Dec 13, 11:00 AM by Tanos