Description In a Turkish guardroom or barracks, two soldiers are seated conversing. One with African features gesticulates while addressing the other who listens impassively, smoking his long pipe. On the ground beside the speaker, are a cloth-wrapped bundle, a couple of melons, and a pipe. Three other soldiers are discernible in the background. Behind the figure smoking is a crumbling masonry wall, a recurrent motif in Decamps' pictures.
|11/14/1957||Treatment||cleaned; coated; loss compensation|
|9/13/1983||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|6/10/2009||Treatment||loss compensation; other|
- Alexandre Gabriel Decamps. The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 1984.
Provenance Ed. L. Jacobson Sale, April 28-29, 1876, no. 22; Charles T. Yerkes Sale, American Art Association, New York, April 5-8, 1910, no. 13; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1910, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] signed lower left: DECAMPS 1841
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1910
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