The Lantern Maker’s Courtship, A Street Scene in Cairo is an 1854 orientalist painting by Pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt. The picture is in the Birmingham City Museum in the United Kingdom.
Analysis of The Lantern Maker’s Courtship, A Street Scene in Cairo
Here is an 1854 portrayal of an amorous advance by the boy whose red robe symbolizes passion. The girl seems reticent but also amusedly curious. The darks of her dress reinforce this reticence and a certain modesty is to be seen in her smiling face.