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Joseph Mordecai
Arabian Beauty - British Orientalist exh art portrait oil painting Jewish artist

1873

US$169,317.79

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A stunning 19th century oil painting by noted British Jewish artist Joseph Mordecai which depicts an Arabian beauty and was painted in 1873. The painting was exhibited at The Royal Academy in 1873 under the title The Nubian and it is a fine historical Middle Eastern depiction of a beautiful woman. This is a stunning museum quality work of art. The subtlety and sweetness of her pose and the depiction of light are beautiful. Signed lower right. Provenance. Royal Academy 1873 No 457. Title A Nubian. Christies London 1901. Photographic Society 1901. Housed in an exceptional gilt gallery frame 40 by 35 inches. Excellent condition. Joseph Mordecai (1851-1940). Mordecai was a famous Jewish painter of portraits, genre scenes and literary subjects. Born in London, he studied at Heatherleys and the Royal Academy Schools and exhibited 15 times from 1873-99 at the Royal Academy, Suffolk Street, and also at the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. At The RA titles included our painting “A Nubian” 1873 and “Day Dreams” 1888 amongst many others. He received an honourable mention at the Paris Salon. Mordecai painted the last portrait of King Edward VII, held by the Royal Collection, as well as portraits of many celebrities of a bygone day. He was a double medallist at the Royal Academy and was still actively engaged in his profession after his eightieth birthday. Works are held in the National Portrait Gallery, Leeds and London collections. He lived in London for many years then in 1929 moved to Godalming in Surrey. He died at the age of 89.

Details

  • Creator
    Joseph Mordecai (1851 - 1940, British)
  • Creation Year
    1873
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU85317656062

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