William Laparra – Young Woman with Turban - Winckelmann Gallery

William Laparra – Young Woman with Turban

Portrait of a young woman wearing a turban. Laparra may have drawn his inspiration by a trip to Egypt in 1902, though more likely the source is French early 19th-century female portraiture, replete with women wearing turbans, which were very much en vogue at the time thanks to an increasing interest in the East. The 1910s, the decade in which the present work was likely painted, also saw the return of turbans in female fashion.

Artist: William Laparra (1873-1920).
Signed in the lower right.
Medium: Oil on hardboard.
Condition: Very good condition
Dimensions: 27 x 22 cm. / 10 ½ x 8 ½ in.
Frame: 44 x 38 cm. / 17 ¼ x 15 in. Gilt wood and stucco, 19th century. Very good condition.
Origin: France.
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