Odalisque in Yellow

Watercolour and bodycolour with gum varnish on paper | 15.5 x 17.4cm | 1826

Richard Parkes Bonington

Odalisques were slave women in an Eastern harem (cf. Decamps, 'An Odalisque', P666 and Müller, 'An Odalisque', P605). Bonington produced only a few, comparatively restrained, exercises in the erotic Orientalism favoured by his friends Delacroix and J...
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