This exceptional masterpiece of Orientalist Art is titled The Sultans Favorite by famous French Orientalist painter Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant. Signed Benj Constant in lower right. Approximately 28 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches including frame. Actual artwork is approximately 17 5/8 x 21 1/2 inches. Provenance: Newhouse Galleries, New York.
The model for this artwork is the same individual depicted in Judith c. 1886 Metropolitan Museum of Art. Please check out my other listings for more wonderful and unique artworks!
Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant (1845 1902) was a 19th Century French painter and etcher, who is best known for his striking portraits of Oriental subjects. Benjamin-Constant was born in Paris and studied at the lÉcole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, where he was a pupil of Alexandre Cabanel. He became greatly inspired by a journey taken to Morocco in 1872, which strongly influenced his early artistic development and led him to produce works that combined the Romantic style of painting with Oriental subject matter. Benjamin-Constant was a favourite painter of the European aristocracy, particularly in England, where he was revered as a distinguished portrait painter.
Among his most prestigious commissions, Benjamin-Constant painted Pope Leo XIII and Queen Alexandra of England. Benjamin-Constant remains revered as one of the most talented painters of the 19th Century. Today, the artists works hang in a number of highly prestigious collections and galleries worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.The item "RARE Antique French Old Master Oil Painting Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant" is in sale since Saturday, April 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
The seller is "willsusa_utzeqm" and is located in Orange, California. This item can be shipped to United States.