Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Five portraits, including three of Eva
mixed media on paper the largest 35 x 26 cm.(5)
Provenance: UK private collection; acquired directly from the artist in the mid 1970s.
A portrait entitled "Eva" appeared in Fahrelnissa Zeid's first exhibition at the Ralli Apartment in Nisantasi, Istanbul. A private photograph taken at this exhibition, marked in Fahrelnissa's hand, identifies the sitter (see illustration).
One of the other portraits probably depicts Fureya Koral, the artist's niece and a ceramicist.