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John Singer Sargent, FUMEE D'AMBRE GRIS (SMOKE OF AMBERGRIS), 1880

Enlarged here.

Painting description from The Clark Art Institute:

A woman holds part of her elaborate garment over a silver censer to capture the perfumed smoke of smoldering ambergris. A waxy substance extracted from whales, ambergris was used in some religious rituals and was also said to have aphrodisiac qualities. Sargent began this painting in Tangier, with a model posed on the patio of a rented house, but he completed it in his Paris studio.

If you like this painting, you might enjoy reading more about it here.


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