Jean Léon Gérôme

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Jean Léon Gérôme
1824-1904
Running Man, Wearing a Kaffiyeh
ca. 1855
Graphite on paper.
11 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. (295 x 216 mm)
Bequest of John M. Thayer.
2005.85
Inscription: 

Signed in black crayon at lower right, "JL Gérome".

Provenance: 
John M. Thayer (1945-2004), Wilmington, DE.
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The figure appears similar to those drawn on Gerome's first trip to Egypt in 1855-56 when he spent four months traveling down the Nile and producing sensitive portraits of at least a dozen sitters. He wears a kaffiyeh, or traditional Arab head covering that is characteristic throughout North Africa and the Middle East.

Associated names: 

Thayer, John M. (John MacLane), 1944-2004, former owner.

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