This painting, in which a couple from the Palace have been depicted in a Turkish-style room, is a Turquerie by Jeaurat, one of the painters defined by Boppe as “Turkish painters”. These painters who had never been to the Ottoman Empire produced orientalist pictures, with figures in Turkish costumes which were correctly rendered. They also included accessories like the rococo style velvet stool typical of European interior decoration. Another painting with a similar composition, by the same artist, is found at the Musée Groesbeeck de Croix in Namur.


  • Title: The Favourite Sultana
  • Creator: Étienne Jeaurat
  • Date Created: 18th Century
  • Physical Dimensions: w745 x h500 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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