In this orientalist painting by Spanish artist Antonio Rivas, a group of women, perhaps a harem are joined together in song, all with mouths wide mid-note. To the right on a lush settee is a bearded man, the king or a sultan sleeping. He has fallen asleep with the hose of a hookah pipe in his hand. The viewer can discern he is royalty but his grand robe with gold embroidery. The women appear to be an apparition or a dream, none appear to have feet holding them to the ground, and they blur into the background with their gauzy white robes.
Date: 1886; Oil on Canvas, signed and dated lower left; Size: 29 x 45.5 in. (73.66 x 115.57 cm); Frame Size: 34 x 52 inches

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