The Carpet Merchant

Jean-Léon Gérômec. 1887

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minneapolis, United States

Schooled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and honored by the French Salon, Jean-Léon Gérôme was a prolific and popular artist. Like Delacroix, he traveled extensively in North Africa and the Middle East. The Carpet Merchant depicts the Court of the Rug Market in Cairo, which Gérôme had visited in 1885.

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  • Title: The Carpet Merchant
  • Date Created: c. 1887
  • origin: France
  • Physical Dimensions: w27.06 x h33.88 in
  • Measurements: 33 7/8 x 27 1/16 in. (86.04 x 68.74 cm) (sight) 48 5/8 x 41 3/4 x 5 in. (123.51 x 106.05 x 12.7 cm) (outer frame)
  • Artist: Jean-Léon Gérôme
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: The William Hood Dunwoody Fund, http://www.artsmia.org/index.php?section_id=7
  • External Link: Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
  • Medium: Oil on canvas