History paintings by Alexandre-Marie Colin (1798-1875). All with exotic settings. More fun that way. A close friend of painter Eugène Delacroix.

“Byron as Don Juan, with Haidee.” 1831. Oil on unlined canvas. In the public domain due to age. via https://books0977.tumblr.com/page/2
“Othello and Desdemona,’ 1829. Oil on canvas. Collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana. In the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Othello_and_Desdemona_by_Alexandre-Marie_Colin.jpg
Alexandre Marie Colin (French, 1798-1875) “A Reclining Turkish Beauty.” 19th c. Oil on panel. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/alexandre-marie-colin-french-1798-1875-a-5094021-details.aspx oil on panel

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