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431
Jean-Léon Gérôme
FRENCH
JOUEUR DE VIOLON
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT
431
Jean-Léon Gérôme
FRENCH
JOUEUR DE VIOLON
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Jean-Léon Gérôme
1824 - 1904
FRENCH
JOUEUR DE VIOLON

This work will be included in the revision of Gerald Ackerman’s Jean-Léon Gérôme catalogue raisonné now in preparation by Emily M. Weeks, Ph.D., who also wrote this catalogue note. 

Provenance

Anderson Galleries, LLC, Beverly Hills, California (acquired in 1999 as Attributed to Jean-Léon Gérôme, Portrait of a Young Man

Literature

Gerald M. Ackerman, Jean-Léon Gérôme, monographie réviséecatalogue raisonné mis à jour, Paris, 2000, p. 210, no. 9.4, illustrated p. 211 (as Attributed to Jean-Léon Gérôme) 

Catalogue Note

Like many Academic students, Jean-Léon Gérôme made copies of famous paintings as part of his early artistic education.  This painting—after a work believed to be by Raphael during the nineteenth century but later attributed to Sebastiano del Piombo (1485-1547)—was painted during his residency in Rome in the 1840s, when he visited the collections at the Palace Sciarra-Colonna. The three-quarter profile of the sitter, as well as his appraising look outward at the viewer, had a profound influence on Gérôme’s subsequent portraits, as witnessed in his Tondo of a Child’s Head with Mask and Sword (circa 1861, Private Collection) and the Bisharin Warrior of 1872 (Private Collection).  A related drawing was included in the second volume of Charles Bargue’s iconic Cours de dessin, a collaborative venture produced with Gérôme between 1868 and 1871 (plate 44). 

19th Century European Art

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New York