The Snake Charmer  1879

by Jean-Léon Gérôme

A naked boy, accompanied by an elderly musician playing the flute, “charms” a snake. Although Gérôme could have witnessed such a performance during his travels in Egypt, this detailed—almost photographic—image is an invention. Read more... [The Clark]
32 3/8 x 47 5/8 in. (82.2 x 121 cm)
Oil on canvas
This photographic reproduction is in the public domain (Wikimedia Commons)