leighton and the midddle east

Study of Nubian Young Man

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Image Details

Title: 'Study of Nubian Young Man'
Date: Unknown
Media: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 12.5 x 9cm
Location: Private Collection
Picture credit: The Bridgeman Art Library
Interpretation: Leighton was particularly interested by the people he encountered on his journeys through the Middle East.  He made numerous sketches of the diverse populations, whom he believed possessed a certain grace and dignity.  In this case, the head of a young man wearing a turban is depicted in profile.
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