Woman at a Balcony

Jean-Léon Gérôme French

Not on view

Seen from below as if from street level and posed seductively in a revealing costume, this woman is identifiable as an alma, or courtesan. The setting recalls Cairo, which Gérôme visited for the last time in 1868, some twenty years before he painted the picture.

Woman at a Balcony, Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, Vesoul 1824–1904 Paris), Oil on canvas

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