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Jean-Léon Gérôme, Lion drinking from a Desert Stream
 
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TITLE:  Lion drinking from a Desert Stream
ARTIST:  Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904)
CATEGORY:  Paintings
MATERIALS:  oil on canvas
MARKINGS:  signed lower right: esquisse de J. L. Gerome. A. Morot
SIZE:  h: 11.5 x w: 16 in / h: 29.2 x w: 40.6 cm
SIZE:  17 x 22 inches framed
STYLE:  Academic
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Schiller & Bodo  +1-212-772-8627  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  c. 1885

This work was completed as a study for the final version of the same title in the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

In his catalogue raisonné of Gérôme’s work, Dr. Gerald Ackerman notes that Gérôme left the present work in an unfinished state, with drawn outlines visible through the paint layer throughout the painting. He notes that certain “finished” areas were probably completed by Gérôme’s son-in-law, the artist Aimé-Morot.

PROVENANCE:  Paris, Hotel Drouot, 11 Dec 1972, no. 124.
Shickman’s Gallery, New York, 1973
Private Collection, USA
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Schiller & Bodo Current Inventory
LITERATURE:  Gerald M. Ackerman, The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme, with a catalogue raisonné (Courbevoie and Paris, ACR Edition Internationale, 1986): p. 298, no. 528b.
 
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