327: *Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish 1901-1991), A
*Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish 1901-1991), A DANCER Watercolour and ink 24.5 x 36.5cm Fahrelnissa Zeid was born in Istanbul on the island of Büyükada, one of the Princes Islands, into a prominent Ottoman family. She was educated at Notre Dame de Sion d'Istanbul and Pansion Bnagiotti. She was then one of the first women to attend the Fine Arts Academy (Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi) in Istanbul, later studying at the Académie Ranson in Paris under Roger Bissiere and Stahlbach. In November 1933, she married Prince Zeid bin Huseyin, the Iraqi Ambassador to Ankara and brother of King Faisal I of Iraq. *Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.