A contemporary described the comtesse de Clermont-Tonnerre as a woman of "lively intelligence" and "sparkling originality." With a flurry of dazzling brushwork, the artist portrays her in a fanciful Turkish costume by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Lebrun.
Nevhiz Tanyeli, (Turkish, b. 1941, Together, 1993 - Oil on canvas, 116,5 x 89 cm. I The human figure has always been a central element of Tanyeli’s work. She creates figures whose inner selves are suggested by clues. She depicts her figures in seemingly amorphous spaces, with the result that their world seems to be materializing from within a dream or from the depths of consciousness.