Description Gérôme painted six slave-market scenes set in either ancient Rome or 19th-century Istanbul. The subject provided him with an opportunity to depict facial expressions and to undertake figurative studies of sensual beauty. He painted another view of the same event--"Slave Market in Rome" (St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum)--in which the viewer looks over the heads of the spectators towards the slave.
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- Paris-New York, a Continuing Romance. Wildenstein & Company, New York. 1977.
- Triumph of French Painting: Masterpieces from Ingres to Matisse. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton. 2000-2002.
- A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2002-2004.
- The Spectacular Art of Jean-Léon Gérôme. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Musee D'Orsay, Paris. 2010-2011.
Provenance Boussod Valadon et Cie.; James B. Haggin et al. Sale, New York, 1917, no. 119 [as "Sale of Circassian Slave,"]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1917, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Left: J. L. Gerome
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1917
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