The painting depicts a young girl in front of a wall, the lower part of which has been decorated with ceramic tiles with a floral design. The girl is wearing a white dress with embroidery down its front and a long embroidered belt, while her hair is partially covered with a light veil. On the young girl’s chestnut hair there is a gold crown, with gems at its centre. Around her neck she wears a necklace with large gems, a thin bracelet on her left wrist and an armlet on her right arm. The girl is holding a tray on which there is a decanter and cup of blue-and-white porcelain and fruits.


  • Title: Servant
  • Creator: Jules Joseph Lefebvre
  • Creator Lifespan: 1836 - 1911
  • Creator Nationality: French
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Paris (?)
  • Creator Birth Place: Tournan-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne
  • Date Created: Late 19th Century
  • Physical Dimensions: w825 x h1280 cm
  • Type: oil on canvas
  • Rights: Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection, Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation
  • External Link: Orientalist Paintings Collection
  • Pera Museum: Orientalist Paintings Collection

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