Adrien Henri Tanoux 1865-1923

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"Harem Beauty"
signed 'Tanoux' (lower left)
oil on canvas
(106.6 x 80.6 cm)

This painting sold for $25.000 USD at the Sotheby's 2009 auction, 19th Century European Art including Importnat British Paintings, New York, 22/10/2009. Lot 130. The auction detail states: signed in the lower left however we do not see it in their photo, nor is it dated. This is the kind of Orientalist painting that was very popular and we can perhaps speculate about the "reality" of this scene, while there is no doubt about the reality of "The Washer", "harem Beauty" may not be based on reality per se... one wonders how we might handle the situation, if thrown by some magical circumstance into this room.

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created by L. A. Miller in collaboration with Jean Duday.


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