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Jean-Léon Gérôme, Arnaute et Chiens
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TITLE:  Arnaute et Chiens
ARTIST:  Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904)
CATEGORY:  Paintings
MATERIALS:  Oil on canvas
SIZE:  13 x 10 inches (33 x 25 cm)
Framed: 24 x 21 inches (61 x 53.2 cm)
STYLE:  Academic
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Mark Murray Fine Paintings  +1-212-585-2380  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Gérôme donated this painting to an auction at Hôtel Drouot in 1879 to benefit the widow and daughter of his recently deceased friend and fellow painter of Orientalist subjects, Louis Claude Mouchot (1830-79). The auction consisted entirely of works given by Mouchot's fellow artists to support his family. The artist painted two related views of Arnauts (warriors of the Ottoman army also known as 'bashi-bazouks'), each accompanied by two dogs, in 1867, the first smaller and the second slightly larger than the present work (Ackerman nos. 214 and 215)
PROVENANCE:  Mme & Mlle Louis Mouchot (sale, Hôtel Drouot, June 6-7, 1879, lot 129, as Un Arnaute, 33 x 25 cm, sold for 7,000 francs plus 5% tarif)
Galerie Boussod Valadon, Paris, June 7, 1879, acquired in the above sale (their stock book entry in vol. 9, p. 214, indicates a purchase price for Arnaute et Chiens of 7,350 gold francs on June 7, 1879, “a la vte. Mouchot”)
Schaus, L'Opéra, Paris, acquired from the above, July 1879 (Boussod stock book records a sale price to Shaus of 8,085 gold francs in July, 1879, for Arnaute et Chiens)
William Schaus, New York, from July 1879 (Schaus' New York gallery label affixed to the original frame) Kenneth family, NY, from 1958 Alexander Gallery, New York, 1998, acquired from the above
Private collection, Bethesda, Maryland, 1999, acquired from the above
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Mark Murray Fine Paintings Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Gerald M. Ackerman, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Paris, 2000, pp. 290-1, no. 252.6, illustrated
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