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NUDE Eastern Beauty Shulamite - Antique Photogravure Print

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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). The Shulamite Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 Brief narrative about the subject depicted at the bottom of the page. Print Specifics: Type of print: Photogravure - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - est. 1876 Original artist: Cabanel Publisher: George Barrie, Publisher, Philadelphia Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Image printed on off white/creamy color fine india paper mounted neatly and completely onto heavier paper. Dimensions: 10 x 13 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Paper weight: 2 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Notes: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. Engraved facsimile of the artist signature under the image. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Narrative: This is "The Shulamite," by Cabanel, a figure of life-size, all alone in the composition. She sits in modern Eastern fashion, cross-limbed on the ground, and leans her attentive face, with its upward-rolling eye, on one slender and flexible hand, which seems soft and movable enough to bend back at will and touch the wrist with the nails, like the trained hand of an Indian Nautch-girl. The type of beauty is quite oriental, and the dark eyes seem to be bordered with cosmetic. It is a figure of rapture, of longing, of listening ear and wide tear-drowned eyes: devoured with passion and the keen agonies of hope, the Shulamite crouches by the door, and listens like a watch-dog. She pines for the reassuring accents of her Beloved. The gauzes fall from her bosom, ana the rose-petal nudity of the feet, the supple exposure of the arms, tell of the warm ennui of sun-baked lands. Rich accessories surround the sacred odalisque and show that it is a life of palaces and cedar chambers that she leads. Whatever chefs-d'oeuvre of textile luxury liave been invented by Hiram, king of Tyre, in his royal schools of art-needlework, " of divers colors of needlework on both sides, " are imported into the Judean capital for the honor of the chosen spouse. There is oriental bareness and simplicity in the scene, but there is also luxury in the objects actually included, and we seem to be admitted to a corner showing the civilization of the Golden Age of Lebanon, under the wise rule of King Solomon. The charm of the theme, and the enlightenment of the painter in every device of pictorial delicacy, have not prevented this picture from sinking into that nerveless weakness characteristic of. Cabanel's decline; here is a voluntary softness oftouch that seems unsexed; a melting of human flesh into glutinous deliquescence, unbraced by bone, and, in the conception itself, a boudoir elegance, a Lallah Rookh sentimentality, from which all profound thought or spirited manipulation has vanished. "The Shulamite'' was painted for the Paris Salon of 1876. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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