Most art museums have paintings of naked reclining women – thus the name Odalisque – but few have been as celebrated or as controversial as Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’ Grand Odalisque/\. One, the scale of the painting is quite large. Two, he elongated her back by several vertebrate to, so scholars believe to add to her sensuality. Very provocative work for the time. Beautiful piece to stitch! Grand Odalisque will be an heirloom piece, treasured as you stitch and for years thereafter to grace any area of your home. Measures 15″ x 20″. Available on 14, 16 or 18 mesh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. Best to choose a simple stitch and the smallest mesh you can work with easily. Please indicate your mesh preference in the note section at checkout. Please contact us if you would like us to add threads to help complete the canvas. Available in alternate sizes.