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A Roman Slave Market
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A Roman Slave Market


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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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/11/1938Treatmentcleaned; other
4/03/1962Treatmentcleaned; other
8/17/1971Treatmentother
5/01/1977Treatmentother
4/08/1999Examinationexamined for condition
7/10/2009Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Millet and Barbizon Art. Matsumoto City Museum, Matsumoto City; Tokuyama City Museum of Art and History, Tokuyama; Kasama Nichido Museum, Kasama City; Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Kanazawa. 1996.
  • 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; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. 2000-2002.
  • A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2002-2004.
  • Fourth Floor Reinstallation 2011, Part 2. 2011.
  • The Spectacular Art of Jean-Léon Gérôme. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Musee D'Orsay, Paris; Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. 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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Creator
Period
ca. 1884
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.885
Measurements
H: 25 1/4 x W: 22 3/8 in. (64.1 x 56.9 cm); Framed H: 37 3/8 x W: 35 x D: 7 3/8 in. (94.93 x 88.9 x 18.73 cm)

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