Oil on canvas
Influenced by the orientalist painters of the 19th Century, the model (Farah)
was dressed in typical Middle Eastern attire and placed in a Middle Eastern
The artist was inspired by the Leighton House Museum (Kensington) and worked
on location with his model for three weeks, after which he continued to
paint at his studio, with the help of sketches and photographs.
The Arabic Hall at Leighton House were perfect as a backdrop with its blue
tiles and marble columns.