Artist: Theodore Chasseriau (1819-1856)
Title: Orientalist Interior
Théodore Chassériau was a French artist known for portraits, historical and religious paintings, allegorical murals, and Orientalist images inspired by his travels to Algeria. Chassériau studied at Ingres's studio when he was only 11 years old and remained there until Ingres left in 1834. In 1836 he submitted several portraits and religious themed work to the French Salon. Among these works were Cain Accursed, for which he received a third-class medal. He continued to frequently submit work which showed nude idealized female figures. Chassériau died at the age of 37 in Paris.