Jean Léon Gérôme
Study for an Allegory of Science
Graphite and white watercolor on light brown wove paper adhered to white wove paper mount.
15 3/4 x 14 5/8 inches (400 x 371 mm), oval
Purchased on the Ryskamp Fund and the Seligman Fund and as the gift of Eugene V. Thaw, Mr. and Mrs. George L.K. Frelinghuysen, and Helen-Mae and Seymour Askin.
Signed along the right edge in graphite: JL Gérôme.
Private collection, Cherbourg, sold in 1990; Neal J. Fiertag, Paris; sold to Frederick J. Cummings, New York, 1990; W.M. Brady & Co., New York, 2001; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ward, New York, 2001-13; W.M. Brady & Co., New York.
Fiertag, Neal J., former owner.
Cummings, Frederick J., former owner.