The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
The Guard of the Harem
  • Follower of (Jean-) Léon Gérôme (1824 - 1904)
  • The Guard of the Harem
  • France
  • 1859
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Image size: 24 x 15 cm
  • Inscription: 'J.L. GERÔME. / 1859.'
  • P306
  • Oriental Armoury
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • A work of poor quality which is probably by a contemporary imitator of Gérôme. As such it is an unusual acquisition for the 4th Marquess of Hertford, a collector always particularly keen to ensure that his purchases were authentic works by the artists they were purported to be by.