London, South Kensington
3 May 2001
Scene from the Arabian (1001) Nights
Turkey or Europe, probably 20th Century
oil on ivory, Sheherezade, telling her story, gestures towards her bearded companion who is wearing a turban, buildings and trees visible through a window, framed and glazed -- 12.3 x 16.4cm.
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The vendor's grandfather acquired the painting from the second cousin of Sir Richard Burton, who translated The Arabian Nights into English.
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