Portrait of Leonilla, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn  1843

by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

In a daring pose reminiscent of harem scenes and odalisques, the princess Leonilla of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn reclines on a low Turkish sofa on a veranda overlooking a lush tropical landscape. Only her unassailable social position made it possible for Franz Xaver Winterhalter to use such a sensual pose for a full-length portrait in Paris in 1843. [br] Known for her great b...
142.2 × 212.1 cm (56 × 83 1/2 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Getty