Raphael Kirchner Nude - One Thousand and One Nights - The Plot
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Raphael Kirchner
One Thousand and One Nights - The Plot

1906

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With great attention to detail and an exquisite sense of realism, this charcoal and gouache illustration from artist & illustrator Raphaël Kirchner is an exotic display of Middle Eastern themed eroticism, mystery and intrigue. Kirchner has painstakingly rendered the beautiful, curvaceous body of a nude harem slave girl. Her back to the viewer, she holds a curved blade dagger in one hand while peeking through an open slit in the curtains before her. An ominous yet seductive portrait. This is the original illustration; it was reproduced in heliogravure as a bookplate for a German translation of the One Thousand and One Nights stories. The 18 volume collection was titled "Das Buch der Tausend Nächte und der einen Nacht" (C.W. Stern, 1906). With uniquely trimmed margins to match the vignette style of the bookplate, this illustration has been professionally matted and is ready for framing. Truly a gorgeous example from Kirchner whose Art Nouveau illustrations and "Kirchner Girls" are among the very best of the era. Measurements: Matted: 17.75" x 21.75" – Window Size: 13.75" x 17.75" – Image Size: 9.25" x 11" Excellent condition with light creasing around the edges from storage

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  • Artist
    Raphael Kirchner (1876 - 1917, Austrian)
  • Creation Year
    1906
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 21.75 in. x W 17.75 in.H 55.25 cm x W 45.09 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Reference Number
    LU12222974711
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