Slave Market

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904)19th century

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

Gérôme's skills as a draftsman contributed to his ability to impart a strong sense of realism to paintings showing reconstructions of ancient historical events. In this instance, he has carefully delineated two figures who appear in "A Roman Slave Market" (1884), a painting that Henry Walters purchased in 1917 (Walters 37.885).

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  • Title: Slave Market
  • Creator: Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904)
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904)
  • Provenance: Aimé Morot [the artist's son-in-law], Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [the drawing was once part of a notebook in his possession, later dismembered]; Dr. Edward T. Wilson, Bethesda, Maryland [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2008, by gift.
  • Object Type: drawings
  • Medium: graphite on paper
  • Exhibitions: Expanding Horizons: Recent Additions to the Drawings Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
  • Dimensions: H: 12 5/8 x W: 7 7/8 in. (32.07 x 20 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Edward T. Wilson, 2008
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.2783