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Joseph Fortuné-Séraphin Layraud: Odalisque Couchée, 1866


Joseph-Fortuné-Séraphin Layraudné en 1834 et décéda en 1912, il est un artiste peintre Prix de Rome en 1863. Chevalier de la légion d’honneur en 1890 et officier en 1903.” (Here is a little more background on Layraud.)

We are in possession of one extraordinary work;  in 1866, this beauty arrived…

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Joseph Fortuné-Séraphin Layraud: Odalisque Couchée, 1866

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Layroud’s subject recall’s Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’ 1814 work, ‘la Grande Odalisque,‘ though the point of the work, and thus the techniques applied, are much different.  (We shall visit Ingres at a later date, weather permitting.)

This post goes out to Steven and to LA – cheers gents!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Libertarian Advocate permalink
    2012/09/27 01:01

    A lovely lass Odalisque, alas, Rosina stole my heart….

  2. 2012/09/27 12:22

    Oh yes, indeed! The stuff of sighs, she.

    If… I could choose which portrait to have hanging about the place, our Rosina’s would.

  3. 2012/09/28 13:19

    lucky shadows, to be cast across such a landscape…

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