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Jean-Leon Gerome on Sale Now at Auction

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Jean-Léon Gérôme, Work on paper, 'Lioness'

Lot 34: Jean-Léon Gérôme, Work on paper, 'Lioness'

Estimated Price: $960 - $1,200

Description: "Ink on paperJean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904) Signed in ink lower right 'J. Gérôme' Sheet dimensions: 4 5/8 x 6 7/8 in. (11.7 x 19.8 cm.) This drawing by Jean-Léon Gérôme is a careful study of a lioness laying in a relaxed pose with her rear legs crossed. The lioness, rendered in ink with great detail, has a fine outline and cross-hatched shading. The ink drawing is signed "J. Gérôme" directly below the lioness. Laid to backing board; 2 horizontal creases along upper and lower 3rd; staining along upper crease; yellowing to paper; dime-sized discoloration left of animal; other various areas of discoloration throughout; 2 pin-sized stains above the image and to the right of image. Jean- Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904) The French painter and sculptor, Jean-Léon Gérôme was born at Vesoul in 1824. Known as a French Academic artist, Gérôme crafted his skills painting historical genre scenes, mythological and Orientalist scenes. The culmination of these differing scenes brought the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. His paintings have been exhibited at museums world-wide, including the Musée d'Orsay, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Arts Institute of Chicago, National Gallery and the J. Paul Getty Museum."

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Jean-Léon Gérôme, Oil on panel, 'The Muse of Comedy', c. 1897

Lot 42: Jean-Léon Gérôme, Oil on panel, 'The Muse of Comedy', c. 1897

Estimated Price: $5,600 - $7,000

Description: "Oil on panelCirca 1897Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904)Dimensions, image: 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (19 x 11.4 cm.)Dimensions, book: 9 1/2 x 7 x 2 in. (24.1 x 17.8 x 5.1 cm.) This rare panel was created for the cover of Eugene Talbot's book titled, Aristophane. One of five deluxe editions this book additionally contains and original pen, ink, pencil and white chalk drawing by Celestin Francois Nanteuil-Leboeuf (French, 1813-1873). Panel: Minor dots of retouch throughout; strokes of retouch surrounding figure's head. The tipped in oval drawing is oxidized. Size: 8vo or octavo Binding: In dark green crushed levant, faded to brown, by Chambolle-Duru. Spine has five raised bands. The front cover is fully detached at the hinge. Edge of the back of the cover is lightly chipped. The interior of the cover has a Moroccan border with gilt greek-key design; Fly-leaves of ribbed silk with very slight fraying and pulling away. Pages: All edges are gilt. Gilt edging is wearing away. The pages are deckled. There is heavy foxing to pages with spotting, discoloration, and several small dark marks, as seen on p. 149. Some soiling and bending to pages. Original slipcase is torn at seams. Jean- Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904) The French painter and sculptor, Jean-Léon Gérôme was born at Vesoul in 1824. Known as a French Academic artist, Gérôme crafted his skills painting historical genre scenes, mythological and Orientalist scenes. The culmination of these differing scenes, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. His paintings have been exhibited at museums world-wide, including the Musée d'Orsay, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Arts Institute of Chicago, National Gallery and the J. Paul Getty Museum."

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