Persian Princess

Persian Princess

By Alberto Vargas
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Originally painted in 1930 for the cover of Tatler and American Sketch, the subject, Jasmine, is the Sultan's youngest daughter.  She lies at the edge of a pool in the palace garden, dreamily gazing at her reflection in the still waters. Suddenly, a stranger approaches — a handsome young man in princely attire. She shows no alarm as she lifts her head to meet the stranger's eyes. Her face is like that of an angel — a girl to fall in love with at first sight. More than the portrait of a beautiful girl, this painting tells a tale from a far-away land: the story of a young princess in ancient Persia. 
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Persian Princess
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