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The Pearl of the Seraglio, (painting)

Artist:
Muller, C. L.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 174 (Sale info: For Sale).
"A rich confusion form'd a disarray/ In such sort, that the eye along it cast/ Could hardly carry anything away;/ Object on object flash'd so bright and fast--/ A dazzling mass of gems, and gold, and glitter."--Don Juan, Canto V. She was dressed in a caftan of gold brocade, . . . her lovely arms adorned with diamonds, and her broad girdle set round with diamonds; upon her head a rich Turkish handkerchief of pink and silver, her own fine black hair hanging a great length in various tresses; and on one side of her head some bodkins of jewels."--Lady Mary Wortley Montague's Letters, 1714, P. 174. Probably this painting is the finest work in the country by this distinguished artist of Paris. [Pp. 20-21.] Medals, 1838, '46, '48, '65; Legion of Honor, 1849; Officer, 1859; Member Institute of France, 1864. [P. 41; ellipses appear in the catalogue.]
Exhibition of Paintings, Engravings, Drawings, Aquarelles, and Works of Household Art, in the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. MDCCCLXXIII.
Artist address: Paris.
Artist professional affiliation: F.L.H.
Topic:
Figure female
Figure(s) In Interior--Other--Harem
Ethnic
Literature--Byron--Don Juan
Literature--Poetry
Literature--Montague--Letters
Control number:
AECI 03530174
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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