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Oil Painting - Lilium Auratum

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1911P61
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1871 - 1871

Maker Information

Artist:John Frederick Lewis - View biography for John Frederick Lewis

Notes

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.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Orientalism
Medium:Oil on canvas.
Material(s):Canvas

Dimensions

Height:1366 mm
Width:875 mm