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GÉRÔME, Jean-Léon

Vesoul, Haute-Saône 1824 - Paris 1904

Maker: Siot-Decauville

Napoléon entrant au Caire

Napoleon Entering Cairo

c. 1900

gilt bronze and wood

equestrian statue(tte)

Dimensions (HxWxD): 15 x 17 (without base)

signed: J.L. Gerome
incribed: Siot-Fondeur, Paris, n° 5472

Acc. No.: 1990.581

Credit Line: George F. Harding Collection, 1990.581

Photo credit: ph. Art Institute of Chicago

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1935, 19 January, New York, American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, sold, lot 372, as "Gilded Bronze Equestrian Statuette," to George F. Harding, Jr. (d. 1939), Chicago
  • 1939, bequeathed to the George F. Harding Museum, Chicago
  • 1982, transferred to the Art Institute
  • 1990, accessioned by the Art Institute

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, September 18, 2013
  • 1986 Ackerman
    Gerald M. Ackerman, The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme, with a Catalogue Raisonné (Sotheby’s, 1986), p. 322, cat. S.38
  • 1994 Ottawa
    Egyptomania: Egypt in Western Art, 1730–1930, Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, 1994, pp. 464–65, no. 310
  • 2000 Ackerman
    Gerald M. Ackerman, Jean-Léon Gérôme: Monographie révisée catalogue raisonné is à jour Les Orientalistes 4 (Paris: ACR Édition, 2000), p. 394–95, cat. S.38

Exhibitions

  • 1972 Chicago
    Small Bronzes from Chicago Collections, Art Institute of Chicago, 22 July – 17 September 1972 [no cat.]

Related works

  • Other similar copy in same museum, 1988.36.8.