Arab Woman (watercolor)

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Arab Woman
Arab Woman MET DT235913.jpg
ArtistJohn Singer Sargent
MediumWatercolor on cloth
Dimensions55.9 cm × 40.6 cm (22.0 in × 16.0 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art

Arab Woman is a watercolor painting by John Singer Sargent. Completed in either the late 19th or early 20th century, the painting is currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[1]


Prominent American painter John Singer Sargent took two notable trips to the middle east during his lifetime; the first trip was to Greece, Egypt, and Turkey in 1890, while the second was to the-then Ottoman provinces of Syria and Palestine in 1905. These trips spurred Sargent to create a number of works of art concerning various subjects.[1]

Arab Woman was produced by Sargent during his one of his travels in the middle east. The image, done in watercolor and gouache on woven white paper, depicts a veiled Muslim woman wearing a white niqāb. According to an inscription left by Sargent on the painting, the work is incomplete.[1]


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