Odalisque, Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1874).
Steeply: Or like a combination of Medusa & Circe, your Odalisk.
Marathe: The Greek mythic personality, it also had pregnancy by rain and rape by fowl.
Steeply: And haven’t we come a long way.
Marathe: This irony and contempt for selves. These also are part of your USA type’s temptation, I think.
Steeply: Whereas your type’s a man of only actions, ends.