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The Chess Players

ca. 1870-1873
19th century
340 x 257 mm (13.4 x 10.1 in.)

Jean-Léon Gérôme, French, (1824–1904)

Alternative title: Street Scene in Cairo
Object Type: painting
Medium and Support: Oil painting on canvas
Marks: Signed, lower left: “J.L. Gérôme”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Formerly in the collection of Lord Hertford, London (per Ackerman letter in donor file)
Bibliography: Gerald M. Ackerman, The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme (New York: Sotheby’s, 1986), cat. no. 203, p. 229; Jennifer Hardin, The Lure of Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs Revisited (St. Petersburg, FL: The Museum, 1996), cat. no. 14.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Helen B. Smith in memory of her husband, Charles Stewart Smith (BA Wesleyan 1917), 1962
Accession Number: 1962.50.4

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  • Egypt - TGN 7016833
  • games - Use for forms of competitive play, usually involving an element of strategy, especially to interfere with an opponent's play; may or may not require physical skill. [June 1995 related term added. March 1993 scope note added; related term added; descriptor moved. May 1991 alternate term added.]
  • North Africa - TGN 7016886
  • Orientalism - Characteristics of oriental art or culture appearing in Western practice. W

  • object Dimensions: 340 x 257 mm (13.4 x 10.1 in.)

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