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Creator:
John Frederick Lewis, 1804–1876, British
Title:

A Lady Receiving Visitors (The Reception)

Former Title(s):

The Reception

Date:
1873
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 25 × 30 inches (63.5 × 76.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed and dated in grey paint, lower right: "J.F. Lewis R.A. | 1873"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.417
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
couch | decoration | divan | etiquette | gender issues | interior | light | Orientalism | servants | society | visitors | woman
Associated Places:
Cairo | Egypt | Urban
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:901
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Joan DelPlato, From slave market to paradise, The harem pictures of John Frederick Lewis and their traditions , University Microfilms International, Los Angeles, CA, 1987, pp. 278-281, NJ18 L5857 D45 1987A

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