Francisco Rodríguez


Palace of Alkoremi: The Retreat of Mirth



La presente ilustración hace referencia al quinto palacio del Califa Vathek en el cual se encontraba su harén.

Vathek es una novela orientalista del escrito británico William Beckford (1760-1844).

“The fifth palace, denominated The Retreat of Mirth, or the Dangerous, was frequented by troops of young females beautiful as the Houris, and not less seducing; who never failed to receive with caresses, all whom the Caliph allowed to approach them, and enjoy a few hours of their company.”