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On the Desert  1867

by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Gerome was a frequent traveler first visiting the East in 1854 and returning in 1867, 1869, 1875, and 1881. Some of his "Orientalist" paintings are of documentary interest whereas others are highly romanticized. This small panel, commissioned by William T. Walters, depicts two hounds being walked by a Nubian in a barren and windy desert. The trim shapes of the dogs suggest...
H: 8 1/4 x W: 10 9/16 in. (21 x 26.8 cm)
oil on panel
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum