Taken from another well known and often painted Old

Taken from another well known and often painted Old

9/2/2021, 7:08:17 PM
Taken from another well known and often painted Old Testament story, The Toilet of Esther (1841) is less strongly narrative. It shows Esther, an orphan daughter of a Benjamite who had been living in exile in Persia. After becoming a member of King Ahasuerus’ harem, Esther dressed in her finest in order to successfully persuade the king to spare the life of her former guardian Mordecai, and to execute his anti-Semitic grand vizier Haman. The Toilet of Esther, 1841 by Théodore Chassériau. Oil on canvas, 45.5 x 35.5 cm. 🏛: Musée du Louvre, Paris. #arteesamor #historyofart #arthistory #arte #masterpiece #esther #story #19thcentury #19thcenturyart #ancientart #ancienthistory #museedulouvre #louvre #paris #artgallery #artlovers

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