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The Guard  1889

by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Gérôme was schooled in the rigorous exactitude of the French academic tradition as well as Romanticism's taste for the exotic. He is renowned for his scenes of the Middle East, which he first visited in 1856. Most are idealized images heightening the sensuous qualities that made the Orient so appealing to the Romantic imagination. The Guard is an imagined view of everyday ...
21-7/8 x 18-3/8 in.
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art