Lying-in Room of a Distinguished Turkish Woman, Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1720 - c. 1737

Lying-in Room of a Distinguished Turkish Woman, Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1720 - c. 1737

oil on canvas, h 55.5cm × w 90cm × w 5.6kg. More details

A maternity visit takes place in the home of a well-to-do family. Coffee is brewed on a brazier in the middle of the room, while at left a slave is busy preparing sorbet. Once the guests have taken these refreshments, they are offered rosewater from a sprinkler to clean their hands, and perfume from a vaporizer. The cloths hanging on the wall are traditional gifts from the visitors.

On display in room 1.3 Jean Baptiste Vanmour

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