Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Palace Girl by Fritz Hummel

palace girl by Fritz Hummel

Among all female portraits of Ottoman era made by various artists, The Palace Girl by Fritz Hummel ((1828-1905) is probably my favorite. If I were Philip Scott Johnson, I would no doubt include her in the 500 Years of Female Portraits video. Clarity, attention to detail, facial expression of the model, her dress, the jewelry box, everything gets an A from me. Dated 1857, oil on canvas.

Dimensions: 77.5x63 cm.
Estimated value: $ 7,500

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