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An Odalisque
  • Charles (-Louise-Lucien) Müller (1815 - 1892)
  • An Odalisque
  • France
  • possibly 1850s
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 30.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Signature: 'C.L.MÜLLER.'
  • P605
  • Oriental Armoury
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Possibly painted in the 1850s, as suggested by Ingamells. There was a ready market in early and mid-nineteenth century France for small-scale exotic scenes featuring odalisques (cf. Bonington, 'Odalisque in Red', P734 and Decamps, 'An Odalisque', P666). The composition, with the beautiful girl looking into a mirror, recalls traditional representations of Vanity.