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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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"Slave Market" by August Hoffmann
"Slave Market" by August Hoffmann
Hoffman also painted A Game of Dice.
"The Greek Slave", Hiram Powers, 1844
"The Greek Slave", Hiram Powers, 1844
In its day, "The Greek Slave" was one of the most famous Orientalist works of art in the world. The statue was made in Florence by the American sculptor Hiram Powers. In 1847-48 it was taken on a tour of North America and in 1851 had pride of place in the United States' contribution to the Great Exhibition in London. Powers made several full-size copies at his studio in Florence, but the original was bought by the Duke of Cleveland in 1861 and remains in the possession of his family at Raby Castle in the north east of England. [more...]
"An Intercepted Correspondence" by J.F. Lewis (186
"An Intercepted Correspondence" by J.F. Lewis (186
This is a reworking of Lewis's "The Harem of a Mameluke Bey, Cairo: The Introduction of an Abyssinian Slave" of 1850, with an errant girl brought before the harem's owner rather than the newly acquired slave of 1850. [more...]
"Moorish Bath" by Jean-Leon Gerome, c.1890
"Moorish Bath" by Jean-Leon Gerome, c.1890
"The Appraisal" (1879) by Von Chlebowski
"The Appraisal" (1879) by Von Chlebowski
"La perla del mercader", Alfredo Valenzuela Puelma
"La perla del mercader", Alfredo Valenzuela Puelma
Painted in 1884 and showing "The Pearl of the Slave Dealer".
"The Hhareem" by J.F. Lewis (c.1850)
"The Hhareem" by J.F. Lewis (c.1850)
This painting is most commonly entitled "The Hhareem" (with that unusual spelling) but the title "The Harem of a Mameluke Bey, Cairo: The Introduction of an Abyssinian Slave" was used when it was exhibited in the Royal Scottish Academy exhibition of 1853. [more...]
"La Grande Odalisque", Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingr
"La Grande Odalisque", Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingr
Ingres spent much of his early career in Italy and his idealised "Grande Odalisque" of 1814 shows his debt to classical art, especially sculpture.
"Harem" by Fabio Fabbi
"Harem" by Fabio Fabbi
"The Slave Market" by Giulio Rosati
"The Slave Market" by Giulio Rosati
"In the Slave Market, Khartoum"
"In the Slave Market, Khartoum"
The slave woman being examined has a striking similarity to Gerome's 1866 "Slave Market" painting.