The Hürrem collection

“The most beautiful among the beautiful”

By Ailene Cuthbertson. Danced by Elena Spektor.

© 2017, Ailene Cuthbertson, “The most beautiful among the beautiful”. Photograph, 30 cm x 30 cm.
© 2017, Ailene Cuthbertson, “The most beautiful among the beautiful”. Photograph, 30 cm x 30 cm.

They’re bathed in autumn colours. She dances. He reads her a love poem he’s written for her.

Hürrem was an intelligent woman and well educated. She became Suleiman’s political advisor in state and international affairs. She also had a hand in controlling the Crimean Tatar slave-raiding.

Suleiman was also a poet. Signed Muhibbi, meaning lover, Suleiman wrote poems for Hürrem.

You can find parts of the 400 year old love poem he is reading her in the titles of this series.

  • Title “The most beautiful among the beautiful”
  • Artist Ailene Cuthbertson
  • Medium Photograph
  • Year 2017

Part of the Hürrem collection

A slave girl’s sultry glance and swirl of skirts captures the heart of a Sultan. Here’s where splashes of rich colour weave through one of history’s greatest love stories.

“The most beautiful among the beautiful” is digital art, giclée printed with long-life ink on 100% cotton rag fine art paper – a high quality print that will last a lifetime.

© 2017, Ailene Cuthbertson, “The most beautiful among the beautiful”. Photograph, 30 cm x 30 cm.

This print is a limited edition of 10, and comes in one size, 12″ x 12″ (30 cm x 30 cm).

Choose from framed or unframed:

Unframed, so you can choose a frame to suit your décor
$250 NZD

Professionally framed with a classic, antique-feel, off-white frame, and UV protective glass, ready to hang
$410 NZD

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I may be able to direct you to a gallery or exhibition where you can see this print in person (which is always the best!) Otherwise, I’ll order a print for you. Please allow some time for my wonderful local printers to print and frame – depending on how busy they are, it may take a few weeks. Let me know if there's a particular date you have in mind!

It seems like every single picture tells not just a little story about Hürrem’s life but also conveys emotions she could feel during a particular period of her life.

Elena