Lot 33
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JEAN-LÉON GÉRÔME | The Citadel, Acre

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
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Description

  • Jean-Léon Gérôme
  • The Citadel, Acre
  • indistinctly inscribed lower right
  • oil on canvas
  • 23 by 32cm., 9 by 12in.

Provenance

Estate of the artist
Mme Renault (daughter of the artist, by descent from the above); thence by descent until the 1960s
Private collection, Paris 
Sale: Bondu Scp, Paris, 16 December 2011, lot 179
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner 

Catalogue Note

Painted circa 1861, the view is of the main courtyard of the Hall of the Knights of St John, Acre. At the time Gérôme visited and painted it, it was used as a market.

To be included in Dr Emily M. Weeks's revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald Ackerman.
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