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Emile Eisman-Semenowsky (Polish, 1857-1911)
Emile Eisman-Semenowsky (Polish, 1857-1911)

L'odalisque

Details
Emile Eisman-Semenowsky (Polish, 1857-1911)
L'odalisque
signed 'Eisman-Semenowsky' (lower left)
oil on panel
10½ x 34 in. (26.6 x 86.4 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 18 June 1998, Lot 157.

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Eisman Semenowsky was originally of Polish descent but spent most of his working life in Paris. Along with many other European artists of the time, Semenowsky developed a fascination with the lavishness of the Orient and painted many beautiful women clad in the sumptuous colours associated with eastern culture.

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