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Orientalism Collection

"Exploring Orientalism: A Journey through Art and Perception" Step into the enchanting world of Orientalism, where cultures collide and fantasies come to life

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c

Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c
3545931 Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c.1727-30 (oil on canvas) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737); 90x121 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Fisherman and Mermaids in the blue Grotto on Capri

Fisherman and Mermaids in the blue Grotto on Capri. Private Collection

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Taking tea in the Harem. Creator: Ernst, Rudolf (1854-1932)

Taking tea in the Harem. Creator: Ernst, Rudolf (1854-1932)
Taking tea in the Harem. Private Collection

Background imageOrientalism Collection: The Harem, 1876. Creator: John Frederick Lewis

The Harem, 1876. Creator: John Frederick Lewis
The Harem, 1876

Background imageOrientalism Collection: RENOIR: ODALISQUE, 1870. Pierre Auguste Renoir: Odalisque. Canvas, 1870

RENOIR: ODALISQUE, 1870. Pierre Auguste Renoir: Odalisque. Canvas, 1870

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Portrait de Sarah Bernhardt, 1876. Creator: Georges Jules Victor Clairin

Portrait de Sarah Bernhardt, 1876. Creator: Georges Jules Victor Clairin
Portrait de Sarah Bernhardt, 1876

Background imageOrientalism Collection: La Favorite, (oil on canvas)

La Favorite, (oil on canvas)
658567 La Favorite, (oil on canvas) by Comerre, Leon Francois (1850-1916); 122x76. cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: La Favorite. Leon Francois Comerre (1850-1916). Oil on canvas

Background imageOrientalism Collection: A Royal Palace in Morocco

A Royal Palace in Morocco
BAL7173 A Royal Palace in Morocco by Constant, (Jean Joseph) Benjamin (1845-1902); Roy Miles Fine Paintings; French, out of copyright

Background imageOrientalism Collection: The Chess Game, 1896 (oil on panel)

The Chess Game, 1896 (oil on panel)
989236 The Chess Game, 1896 (oil on panel) by Deutsch, Ludwig (1855-1935); 55x41.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Chess Game. Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935). Oil on panel. Signed and dated 1896

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Poster, Aladdin at Grand Theatre, Halifax

Poster, Aladdin at Grand Theatre, Halifax
Pantomime poster, Milton Rays production of Aladdin at the Grand Theatre, Halifax. circa 1900

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Aladdin, touring to the Opera House, Northampton

Aladdin, touring to the Opera House, Northampton, 22 February 1909(?) This seems to be a stock poster. The reverse boasts of The Funniest Pantomime ever produced. circa 1909

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Illustration, A Song of the English, Thames Embankment

Illustration, A Song of the English, Thames Embankment
Illustration to A Song of the English, a patriotic set of poems by Rudyard Kipling (first published in the English Illustrated Magazine)

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Woman in white wool dress with pink trim losing her hat

Woman in white wool dress with pink trim losing her hat
Woman in white wool dress with pink trim, belt of crocheted roses, losing her hat in the wind. Robe de drap blanc borde d un ourlet couleur de rose, ceinture des roses en crochet

Background imageOrientalism Collection: The Palace Guard, 1892 (oil on canvas)

The Palace Guard, 1892 (oil on canvas)
989239 The Palace Guard, 1892 (oil on canvas) by Deutsch, Ludwig (1855-1935); 132.4x83.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Palace Guard. Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935). Oil on canvas

Background imageOrientalism Collection: A Peep at the Train, India, 1892 (pencil and w / c on paper)

A Peep at the Train, India, 1892 (pencil and w / c on paper)
1197524 A Peep at the Train, India, 1892 (pencil and w/c on paper) by Swoboda, Rudolf Der G. (1859-1914); 94x66.8 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Austrian, out of copyright

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Street Merchant, 1888 (oil on canvas)

Street Merchant, 1888 (oil on canvas)
3076395 Street Merchant, 1888 (oil on canvas) by Deutsch, Ludwig (1855-1935); Private Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Absaloms Pillar in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, 1839 (lithograph)

Absaloms Pillar in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, 1839 (lithograph)
1166042 Absaloms Pillar in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, 1839 (lithograph) by Roberts, David (1796-1864); Private Collection; (add.info.: David Roberts RA (1796-1864) was a Scottish painter

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884. Creator: Frederick Arthur Bridgman

Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884. Creator: Frederick Arthur Bridgman
Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Western Gentleman in Oriental Costume. Creator: British Painter (ca. 1840-45)

Western Gentleman in Oriental Costume. Creator: British Painter (ca. 1840-45)
Western Gentleman in Oriental Costume

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Aladdin pantomime design

Aladdin pantomime design, unidentified production. Showing Aladdin in the cave with the lamp, and the genie materialising. Date: circa 1910

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Woman in swimming costume up to her ankles in the sea on a beach holding a crab. Costume de bain

Woman in swimming costume up to her ankles in the sea on a beach holding a crab. Costume de bain
5893045 Woman in swimming costume up to her ankles in the sea on a beach holding a crab. Costume de bain. Handcoloured pochoir (stencil)

Background imageOrientalism Collection: BLACK WOMAN, 1875-1876 (oil on canvas)

BLACK WOMAN, 1875-1876 (oil on canvas)
7215227 BLACK WOMAN, 1875-1876 (oil on canvas) by Repin, Ilya Efimovich (1844-1930); State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; (add.info.: Late 1875--early 1876 Oil on canvas L This painting)

Background imageOrientalism Collection: The Odalisque (oil on canvas laid down on board)

The Odalisque (oil on canvas laid down on board)
6771455 The Odalisque (oil on canvas laid down on board) by Portaels, Jean Francois (1818-95); 111x89 cm; Private Collection

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Woman in ball gown of coral taffeta with silk ruffles

Woman in ball gown of coral taffeta with silk ruffles. Robe de bal en taffetas corail a volants de gaze de soie. Handcoloured pochoir (stencil) etching after an illustration by H

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Fashionable couples dancing energetically at a ball, 1914

Fashionable couples dancing energetically at a ball, 1914
Fashionable couples dancing energetically at a ball, observed by an older woman with lorgnette. La Folie du Jour. Handcoloured pochoir (stencil) etching by H

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Odalisque, 1920 (oil on canvas)

Odalisque, 1920 (oil on canvas)
1197503 Odalisque, 1920 (oil on canvas) by Tanoux, Henri Adrien (1865-1923); 54x73.4 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; French, out of copyright

Background imageOrientalism Collection: The Barber of Suez, (oil on canvas)

The Barber of Suez, (oil on canvas)
989488 The Barber of Suez, (oil on canvas) by Bonnat, Leon Joseph Florentin (1833-1922); 80x58.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Barber of Suez. Leon Bonnat (1833-1922). Oil on canvas

Background imageOrientalism Collection: A pottery studio, Tanger

A pottery studio, Tanger. Private Collection

Background imageOrientalism Collection: A noble lady of Constantinople wearing Hammam shoes. Artist: Vanmour (Van Mour), Jean-Baptiste

A noble lady of Constantinople wearing Hammam shoes. Artist: Vanmour (Van Mour), Jean-Baptiste, (School)
A noble lady of Constantinople wearing Hammam shoes. Private Collection

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Constantine Botsaris

Constantine Botsaris. Private Collection

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Pilgrims going to Mecca, 1861. Artist: Belly, Leon (1827-1877)

Pilgrims going to Mecca, 1861. Artist: Belly, Leon (1827-1877)
Pilgrims going to Mecca, 1861. Found in the collection of the Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Greek Warrior, 1861. Artist: Haag, Carl (1820-1915)

Greek Warrior, 1861. Artist: Haag, Carl (1820-1915)
Greek Warrior, 1861. Found in the collection of the Benaki Museum, Athens

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Aladdin, Kennington Theatre, South London

Aladdin, Kennington Theatre, South London, 24 December 1904. Powerful Company, Beautiful Scenery, Charming Ballets, Augmented Orchestra, Ballet & Chorus of 100. 1904

Background imageOrientalism Collection: J. A. D. INGRES: ODALISQUE. The Great Odalisque. Oil on canvas, 1814

J. A. D. INGRES: ODALISQUE. The Great Odalisque. Oil on canvas, 1814
J.A.D. INGRES: ODALISQUE. The Great Odalisque. Oil on canvas, 1814

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Hilly Landscape in India Signed lower left: [T?] Daniell, Thomas Daniell

Hilly Landscape in India Signed lower left: [T?] Daniell, Thomas Daniell
Hilly Landscape in India Signed lower left: " [T?] Daniell", Thomas Daniell, 1749-1840, British

Background imageOrientalism Collection: The European Factories, Canton, William Daniell, 1769-1837, British

The European Factories, Canton, William Daniell, 1769-1837, British

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8970310

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8970309

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8971006

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Captain Lelievre's heroic defense in Mazagran (February 1840), detail, 19th century (oil on canvas)

Captain Lelievre's heroic defense in Mazagran (February 1840), detail, 19th century (oil on canvas)
7305476 Captain Lelievre's heroic defense in Mazagran (February 1840), detail, 19th century (oil on canvas) by Beauce, Jean Adolphe (1818-75); Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Narbonne

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Corner of a Library, 1711. Creator: Jan van der Heyden

Corner of a Library, 1711. Creator: Jan van der Heyden
Corner of a Library, 1711. An interior set against a plain wall with a bookcase to one side on which are neatly arranged volumes in perfect order

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Arab Rider, 1854. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

Arab Rider, 1854. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
Arab Rider, 1854.

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Eaux-Fortes Modernes. Plate 197. Arabes d'Oran (Arabs of Oran), 1833. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

Eaux-Fortes Modernes. Plate 197. Arabes d'Oran (Arabs of Oran), 1833. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
Eaux-Fortes Modernes. Plate 197. Arabes d'Oran (Arabs of Oran), 1833. Shows an outdoor setting with two men, one reclining and facing the viewer

Background imageOrientalism Collection: The Duke of Orleans showing his Lover, 1825. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

The Duke of Orleans showing his Lover, 1825. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
The Duke of Orleans showing his Lover, 1825. A passage in the Histoire des ducs de Borgogne by Barante describes how the Duke of Orleans displayed the naked body of his lover Mariette d'Enghien

Background imageOrientalism Collection: A Girl in Japanese Gown. The Kimono, 1887. Creator: William Merritt Chase

A Girl in Japanese Gown. The Kimono, 1887. Creator: William Merritt Chase
A Girl in Japanese Gown. The Kimono, 1887.

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Two Horses Fighting In A Stormy Landscape, c1828. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

Two Horses Fighting In A Stormy Landscape, c1828. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
Two Horses Fighting In A Stormy Landscape, c1828.

Background imageOrientalism Collection: Arabs Watering Their Horses, 1872. Creator: Eugene Fromentin

Arabs Watering Their Horses, 1872. Creator: Eugene Fromentin
Arabs Watering Their Horses, 1872.

Background imageOrientalism Collection: 'Caravan Arriving At A Well Near Thebes, Egypt,' Mrs Roberton Blane, Female Artists Exhibition

"Caravan Arriving At A Well Near Thebes, Egypt," Mrs Roberton Blane, Female Artists Exhibition
"Caravan Arriving At A Well Near Thebes, Egypt," Mrs Roberton Blane [sic], Female Artists Exhibition, 1864. Engraving of a painting, '...which shows that ladies



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"Exploring Orientalism: A Journey through Art and Perception" Step into the enchanting world of Orientalism, where cultures collide and fantasies come to life. From the mesmerizing Fisherman and Mermaids in the blue Grotto on Capri to Pierre Auguste Renoir's captivating Odalisque, this collection of artworks takes us on a visual voyage. Intriguingly, we find ourselves transported to India with "A Peep at the Train, " a delicate pencil and watercolor depiction that captures the essence of its vibrant landscapes. Meanwhile, a Western Gentleman dons an exotic costume, revealing how British painters sought inspiration from Eastern aesthetics during the mid-19th century. The allure continues as we encounter a woman in her bathing costume by George Barbier. With pochoir etching techniques adding vibrancy to her image while she holds a crab by the sea, it exemplifies how art can blend reality with imagination. Diving deeper into diversity within Orientalist art, we discover "BLACK WOMAN, " an oil painting that challenges traditional representations by portraying black women with dignity and grace. Similarly, "The Odalisque" invites contemplation about power dynamics within harem settings. Moving forward in time brings us to 1914 when fashionable couples energetically danced at balls—a testament to how Orientalist influences permeated even social gatherings. In contrast, "Odalisque" from 1920 showcases an artist's interpretation of sensuality through bold brushstrokes on canvas. "The Chess Game" intrigues us further as it explores intellectual pursuits amidst opulent surroundings—an emblematic scene often associated with Orientalism. And then there is Rudolf Ernst's portrayal of tea-time in the Harem—inviting us into intimate moments behind closed doors. Finally, Jean-Baptiste Vanmour's exquisite artwork presents us with a noble lady wearing Hammam shoes—a glimpse into Constantinople's aristocratic society.