Turkish Women in the Countryside near Istanbul, Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1720 - c. 1737

Turkish Women in the Countryside near Istanbul, Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1720 - c. 1737

oil on canvas, h 44cm × w 58cm. More details

The women are all looking up at an apparition of a vague, floating female figure. What story is depicted here is not known. It might be a Turkish folk tale, or perhaps what we see are the hallucinations of women smoking opium.

On display in room 1.3

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