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717
Attributed to Jean-Léon Gérôme
FRENCH
PORTRAIT STUDY OF GIACOMO ORLANDI DI SUBIACO
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717
Attributed to Jean-Léon Gérôme
FRENCH
PORTRAIT STUDY OF GIACOMO ORLANDI DI SUBIACO
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 60,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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Attributed to Jean-Léon Gérôme
1824 - 1904
FRENCH
PORTRAIT STUDY OF GIACOMO ORLANDI DI SUBIACO

Provenance

Eric Turquin, Paris
Private Collection, France 

Description

After the closing of Paul Delaroche’s Parisian atelier, in 1843 the young Jean-Léon Gérôme accompanied his teacher to Italy. There he went on numerous sketching excursions, preferring to study people, nature, and costumes from life rather than in the great museums of Rome (Gerald M. Ackerman, The Life and Work of Jean- Léon Gérôme, with a Catalogue Raissoné, London, 1986, p. 23) Though the present work is unsigned, it does bear similarities to two studies fully attributed to Gérôme of a distinctive, dark-haired peasant man, which were also completed in Rome in 1843: Head of a Peasant of the Roman Campagna (profile) (circa 1843-44, Musée Magnin, Dijon) and Head of a Peasant of the Roman Campagna (front view) (1843, Private Collection). The presumed identity of the present sitter, Giacomo Orlandi di Subiaco, is based on a head study done in Rome in 1847 by the Cologne painter Johannes Niessen (1821 - 1910), which was inscribed Giacomo Orlandi di Subiaco by the artist. Edgar Degas has also depicted this model in a study on paper.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York