It is said that Scota was in fact Meritaten, the eldest daughter of Pharoah Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti.
This is a portrait of an upper-class woman in "An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians" written by British orientalist Edward William Lane in 1833. More
Jeune fille égyptienne: Egyptian girl
signed 'J.L.GEROME.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
18 3/8 x 15 in. (46.7 x 38.1 cm.)
Painted circa 1877.
She had great international success, including a special following in France where she was twice represented at the World Fair in Paris, first in 1867 and again in 1878. In 1852 she exhibited some of her paintings in London, and Queen Victoria requested a private presentation in Buckingham Palace.
Leopold Carl Muller, a Viennese artist, was both an excellent painter and a humble man. When his students tried to copy his famous 'Marketplace outside Cairo' he suggested they choose something better to paint.
He made nine trips to Cairo beginning in 1873. This painting was done on his last trip in 1885 and shows a girl playing with a small butterfly which has landed on her dress.
Egypt, c. 1887
Oil on canvas
54½ x 36 in. (138.4 x 92.7 cm).
The Pharaoh's Handmaidens, c. 1883
Oil on canvas
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