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A captive woman in an oriental harem, reclining with a lute. Lithograph by C. Motte after L. Boulanger.

  • Boulanger, Louis, 1806-1867
Date
[1830?]
Reference
3006312i
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Description

A woman described by Victor Hugo in his poem 'La captive', from which the verses in the lettering are derived.The poem is the ninth in the series 'Les orientales' written in July 1828. A dome surmounted by the Islamic crescent is shown in the background. The long-necked lute may be a dutar; it is called by Hugo "ma guitare"

Publication/Creation

Paris (rue des Marais, No. 13 Faubourg Saint Germain) ; London (23 Leicester Square) : C. Motte, [1830?]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph ; image 25.1 x 34.6 cm

Lettering

Les orientales. Si je n'etais captive, J'aimerais ce pays, Cette mer plaintive, Et ces champs de mais. L. Boulanger del. Litho de Ch. Motte.

References note

Jean Laran al., Inventaire du fonds français après 1800, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, tome III, Paris 1942, p. 224 ("Dans notre inventaire, nous nous référons à Beraldi, qui a catalogué un certain nombre de ces lithographies, et notamment les suivantes, qui nous font défaut ... 17, Jeune femme turque assise")

Lettering note

"Les orientales" is the title of a series of poems by Victor Hugo

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 3006312i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • French


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