Book Research: The Arab Jeweler

You can tell I’m in research mode as I keep finding little snippets of things that set my mind spinning. And of course, I have to save some of these snippets for fear I shall forget.

Today’s inspiration is an oil painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art called The Arab Jeweler from about 1882 by Charles Sprague Pearce (1851–1914). It is very much in line with the rise of public interest in the “exotic” and Orientalist themes, but I will say, I still found the image striking.

Arab Jeweler by Pearce