The Slave Market  1866

by Jean-Léon Gérôme

A young woman has been stripped by a slave trader and presented to a group of fully clothed men for examination. A prospective buyer probes her teeth. This disturbing scene is set in a courtyard market intended to suggest the Near East. Read more... [The Clark]
33 5/16 x 24 15/16 in. (84.6 x 63.3 cm)
Oil on canvas
This photographic reproduction is in the public domain (Wikimedia Commons)