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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1871 - 1871|
|Artist:||John Frederick Lewis - View biography for John Frederick Lewis|
Lewis was one of the best known Victorian Orientalist artists, who were fascinated by Far Eastern culture. Their work was fanciful and a reflection of the imagination of the European male rather than a realistic depiction of eastern culture. The painting depicts a concubine and her attendant in a harem garden. The hybrid facial features suggest Lewis used English models in eastern costume. The title refers to the Japanese lilies in the vase held by the concubine.
|Presented by the nephews of G E Bellis, 1961.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Oil on canvas.|