Flowerbuds of the Desert: Girls and Orientalism, Pt. 2

Continuing with our assortment of Orientalist works . . .

Eva Roos – Young Girl

Wikipedia: Eva Roos

Frederick Goodall – An Egyptian Flower Girl

Frederick Goodall – The Song of the Nubian Slave

The Goodall Family of Artists: Frederick Goodall, R.A. (official site)

Wikipedia: Frederick Goodall

Gaston Casimir Saint-Pierre – Orientale à la tortue, aux bains

Gaston Casimir Saint-Pierre – The Approach of the Master

Gustave Achille Guillaumet – Intérieur à Bou-Saâda – scène orientale

Gustave Achille Guillaumet – Deux enfants arabes assis

Wikipedia: Gustave Achille Guillaumet

Isidore Pils – Kabyles

Wikipedia: Isidore Pils

I really like this next painting. Yes, young children are the same everywhere.

John Bagnold Burgess – The Meeting of East and West

Wikipedia: John Bagnold Burgess

John Singer Sargent – Nude Egyptian Girl (1891)

Tons of online resources for Sargent . . .

John Singer Sargent: The Complete Works

JSS Virtual Gallery

Wikipedia: John Singer Sargent

Edwin Lord Weeks – Moorish Girl Lying on a Couch, Rabat, Morocco

Antonio Fabrés y Costa – Young Oriental Girls

Wikipedia: Antonio Fabrés

Paul Alexandre Alfred Leroy – Idle Moments

Paul Alexandre Alfred Leroy – Portrait of a Young Girl

Paul Elie Dubois – Jeune Morocaine à Figuig 

Paul Elie Dubois – Pastorale au Hoggar

Paul Elie Dubois – The Family of Tinguelouz from Hoggar

Rudolf Ernst (attributed) – An Eastern Bazaar

Wikipedia: Rodolf Ernst

Neumann and Sargent: Two Girls with Chinese Lanterns

I thought this was worth noting. John Singer Sargent has painted many outstanding artworks, and Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose is certainly among the best of them. The scene is of two young girls in a garden playing with Chinese lanterns. The girls are close in age and are actually sisters, Polly and Dorothy (nicknamed Dolly) Barnard, daughters of another artist, Fred Barnard. The painting was completed in 1886. Polly and Dolly—whose father died in an accidental fire caused by a pipe he’d been smoking in bed, when the girls were teenagers—were very close to Sargent and, as young ladies, sometimes traveled with him to his European painting locales.

Eleven years later, Ernst Neumann would publish an illustration in Jugend of two young sisters in a garden . . . with Chinese lanterns. Coincidence? I highly doubt it. I’m quite certain Neumann’s drawing was inspired by the Sargent painting.


John Singer Sargent – Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (1886)

Ernst Neumann – Italienische Nacht – Jugend No. 52 (1897)

Ernst Neumann – Italienische Nacht – Jugend No. 52 (1897)

Editor’s note: another reproduction of Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose with different colours (darker and more bluish) can be found here.

John Singer Sargent: The Complete Works

Wikipedia: John Singer Sargent