A captive woman in an oriental harem, reclining with a lute. Lithograph by C. Motte after L. Boulanger.
- Boulanger, Louis, 1806-1867
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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"
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