Pool in a Harem  1876

by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Throughout his artistic career Gérome made numerous visits to the Orient - to Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Palestine and Sinai. His unfailing interest in the depiction of scenes from the life of the Muslim world gave him a reputation as an "ethnographic" artist, of which he was very proud. His orientalizing compositions are often of great documentary value. Gérome produced very p...
73.5 × 62 cm (28.9 × 24.4 in)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Hermitage Museum