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  • Head of a Woman in a Turban

    Artist:
    Girodet-Trioson, Anne-Louis. 1767-1824
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    41x33,5 cm

Girodet-Trioson, Anne-Louis. 1767-1824

Head of a Woman in a Turban

France, Circa 1820

A recently published lithograph with the same composition, bearing an inscription La Caucasienne, helped to define a more correct title for the Hermitage painting, A Caucasian Woman. It belongs to a group of Girodet's works depicting beautiful women of various nationalities. With its carefully thought out composition and effective arrangement of colours, this painting bears witness to the artist's great skill and professionalism. The sitter's attractive face is framed by elegant locks of dark, glossy hair. The smooth line of the shoulders is repeated in the form of the turban itself, while the soft rosy cheeks and warm tones of the body, set off by the cold lilac colour of the shawl, echo the deep burgundy and gold of the turban. The precise drawing and sculptured modelling of forms identify Girodet as a pupil and follower of David.

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Head of a Woman in a Turban

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oil

Dimensions:

41x33,5 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1936; handed over by the Antikvariat All-Union Association

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-8235

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