An Eastern Lady Asleep

David Wilkie (Scottish, 1785–1841)
An Eastern Lady Asleep, 1840–41

Watercolor and graphite on paper
10 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (26.7 x 36.8 cm); Frame: 21 15/16 x 25 3/8 in. (55.7 x 64.5 cm)


1981, IU Art Museum purchase from Spink & Son, London


October 15–December 14, 1986, "British Watercolors from the 19th and 20th Centuries," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

January 14–March 8, 1998, "Picturing the Land of Pharaohs and Prophets: Artists' Views of Egypt and the Holy Land," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

September 20-December 21, 2008, "The Grand Tour: Art and Travel, 1740-1914," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

Alternate Titles

Hebrew Woman and Child


This is a study for "Hebrew Woman and Child," published as a lithograph in Sir David Wilkie's Sketches in Turkey, Syria & Egypt, 1840 & 1841, published by Craves and Warmsley, London, 1843, with lithographs by J. Nash. Provenance research is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.