View 1 of Lot 30. La Danse pyrrhique.
View 1 of Lot 30. La Danse pyrrhique.
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Jean-Léon Gérôme

La Danse pyrrhique

Estimate:

100,000 - 150,000 GBP

Property from the Najd Collection

Jean-Léon Gérôme

Jean-Léon Gérôme

La Danse pyrrhique

La Danse pyrrhique

Estimate:

100,000 - 150,000 GBP

Property from the Najd Collection

Jean-Léon Gérôme

French

1824 - 1904

La Danse pyrrhique


signed J.L. GEROME lower right

oil on canvas

Unframed: 66 by 92cm., 26 by 36in.

Framed: 98 by 127cm., 38½ by 50in.


We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.

Gail Borden Munsill (circa 1890-1910)
Ruth Clark Holmes Munsill (by 1941; by descent from the above)
Penelope Holmes Munsill Harris (by descent from the above)
Laurence van Doren Harris Jr. (by descent from the above)
Daniel B. Grossman, Inc., New York (sale: Sotheby's, Parke Bernet, 25 January 1980, lot 292, as La Phyrique)
Sale: Phillips, London, 30 October 1981
The Fine Art Society, London (by April 1984; stock no. E6 / 21)
Purchased from the above
Possibly, Oeuvres de J.L. Gérôme, vol. XXIII, 13, illustrated (as La Phyrique [sic])
Phoebe Pool, Impressionism, London, 1967, p. 92, fig. 65, described & illustrated (as Sword Dance), p. 274, catalogued (as present whereabouts unknown)
Peter A. Clayton, The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt: Artists and Travellers in the Nineteenth Century, London, 1982, p. 178, illustrated (as Sword-Dance)
Gerald M. Ackerman, The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme, Paris, 1986, p. 173, (as The Pyrrhic Dance), illustrated, pp. 290-91, no. 487, catalogued & illustrated (as The Pyrrhic Dance [Sword dance before Egyptian ruins]/La Danse pyrrhique)
Caroline Juler, Najd Collection of Orientalist Paintings, London, 1991, p. 141, described, p. 152, catalogued & illustrated
Gerald M. Ackerman, Jean-Léon Gérôme: His Life, His Work, Paris, 1997, p. 175 (as The Pyrrhic Dance)
Gerald M. Ackerman, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Monographie révisée, Paris, 2000, p. 180, illustrated, pp. 360-61, no. 487, catalogued & illustrated (as La Danse pyrrhique)
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford (on long-term loan)