Jean-Léon Gérôme

French, 1824–1904

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When Jean-Léon Gérôme visited Egypt for the first time, he became enraptured with what he saw and began making the Orientalist paintings for which he is now famous. Gérôme’s oeuvre included a wide number of subjects, including history, Greek …

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£2m, Christie's, 2008
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$327,600
La Joueuse de Boules
Sold on May 13, 2021
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Sculpture
tinted marble
163.8 cm
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$327,600
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May 13, 2021
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Property of an Important Collector  signed J. L. GEROME tinted marble height 64 ½ in.; 163.8 cm
La Joueuse de Boules
tinted marble
May 13, 2021
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$327,600
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163.8 cm
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May 13, 2021
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$327,600
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Property of an Important Collector  signed J. L. GEROME tinted marble height 64 ½ in.; 163.8 cm
$15,120
La Joueuse de Boules
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Sculpture
gilt bronze
53.3 cm
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$15,120
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May 13, 2021
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Property of an Important Collector signed J. L. GEROME and stamped Siot Decauville Fondeur Paris gilt bronze height 21 in.; 53.3 cm
La Joueuse de Boules
gilt bronze
May 13, 2021
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53.3 cm
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May 13, 2021
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$15,120
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Property of an Important Collector signed J. L. GEROME and stamped Siot Decauville Fondeur Paris gilt bronze height 21 in.; 53.3 cm
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Promenade de la Cour dans les jardins de Versailles
Sold on May 13, 2021
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Painting
oil on canvas
138.5 x 80.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
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Property from the Estate of Joan Cohen, New York  signed ‘J. L. GEROME’ (lower left) oil on canvas canvas: 32⅝ by 55¼ in.; 80 by 138.5 cm. framed: 38 ½ by 59 in.
Promenade de la Cour dans les jardins de Versailles
oil on canvas
May 13, 2021
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138.5 x 80.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
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Property from the Estate of Joan Cohen, New York  signed ‘J. L. GEROME’ (lower left) oil on canvas canvas: 32⅝ by 55¼ in.; 80 by 138.5 cm. framed: 38 ½ by 59 in.
£201,600
Egyptian Recruits Crossing the Desert, 1857
Sold on Mar 22, 2021
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Painting
oil on canvas
106.0 x 62.0 cm
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£201,600
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Mar 22, 2021
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Property from the Najd Collection signed and dated J.L. GEROME. / 1857 lower right oil on canvas Unframed: 62 by 106cm., 24¼ by 41¾in. Framed: 107 by 152cm., 42 by 59¾in. We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.
Egyptian Recruits Crossing the Desert, 1857
oil on canvas
Mar 22, 2021
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£201,600
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106.0 x 62.0 cm
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Mar 22, 2021
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£201,600
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Property from the Najd Collection signed and dated J.L. GEROME. / 1857 lower right oil on canvas Unframed: 62 by 106cm., 24¼ by 41¾in. Framed: 107 by 152cm., 42 by 59¾in. We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.
£20,160
The Elders’ Procession
Sold on Mar 22, 2021
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oil on canvas
35.0 x 24.5 cm
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£20,160
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Mar 22, 2021
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Property from the Najd Collection oil on canvas Unframed: 24.5 by 35cm., 9½ by 13¾in. Framed: 52 by 61.5cm., 20½ by 24¼in. We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.
The Elders’ Procession
oil on canvas
Mar 22, 2021
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£20,160
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35.0 x 24.5 cm
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Mar 22, 2021
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£20,160
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Property from the Najd Collection oil on canvas Unframed: 24.5 by 35cm., 9½ by 13¾in. Framed: 52 by 61.5cm., 20½ by 24¼in. We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.
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The Lute Player, 1858
Sold on Mar 22, 2021
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oil on canvas
29.0 x 41.5 cm
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Mar 22, 2021
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Property from a Private Collection signed and dated J.L. GEROME / 1858 centre left oil on canvas Unframed: 41.5 by 29cm., 16¼ by 11½in. Framed: 57 by 45.5cm., 22½ by 18in. We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.
The Lute Player, 1858
oil on canvas
Mar 22, 2021
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29.0 x 41.5 cm
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Mar 22, 2021
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Property from a Private Collection signed and dated J.L. GEROME / 1858 centre left oil on canvas Unframed: 41.5 by 29cm., 16¼ by 11½in. Framed: 57 by 45.5cm., 22½ by 18in. We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.
£88,200
Waiting for the Master
Sold on Mar 22, 2021
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oil on canvas
53.0 x 65.0 cm
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£88,200
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Mar 22, 2021
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Property from the Najd Collection signed J.L. GEROME. lower right on the wall oil on canvas Unframed: 65 by 53cm., 25½ by 21in. Framed: 99 by 87cm., 39 by 34¼in. We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.
Waiting for the Master
oil on canvas
Mar 22, 2021
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53.0 x 65.0 cm
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Mar 22, 2021
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£88,200
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Property from the Najd Collection signed J.L. GEROME. lower right on the wall oil on canvas Unframed: 65 by 53cm., 25½ by 21in. Framed: 99 by 87cm., 39 by 34¼in. We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.
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The Story of Anacreon (Four Works): Cupid at the Door in a Rainstorm; Young Love's Shivering Limbs the Embers Warm; Cupid Runs out the Door; The Poet Dreams of Cupid by the Fire
Sold on Jan 22, 2021
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each: oil on canvas
81.5 x 60.0 cm
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Jan 22, 2021
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the first and second signed lower left: J.L. GEROME; the third signed lower left: JL GEROME; the fourth signed lower left: JL. GEROME  each: oil on canvas each canvas: 23 5/8 by 32 in.; 60 by 81.5 cm. each framed: 27 5/8 by 35 3/4 in.; 70.1 by 90.8 cm. This catalogue note was written by Emily M. Weeks, Ph.D., and the works will be included in her revision of the  catalogue raisonné, currently in progress.
The Story of Anacreon (Four Works): Cupid at the Door in a Rainstorm; Young Love's Shivering Limbs the Embers Warm; Cupid Runs out the Door; The Poet Dreams of Cupid by the Fire
each: oil on canvas
Jan 22, 2021
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81.5 x 60.0 cm
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Jan 22, 2021
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the first and second signed lower left: J.L. GEROME; the third signed lower left: JL GEROME; the fourth signed lower left: JL. GEROME  each: oil on canvas each canvas: 23 5/8 by 32 in.; 60 by 81.5 cm. each framed: 27 5/8 by 35 3/4 in.; 70.1 by 90.8 cm. This catalogue note was written by Emily M. Weeks, Ph.D., and the works will be included in her revision of the  catalogue raisonné, currently in progress.
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Jeune Fille du Caire
Sold on Dec 2, 2020
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Painting
oil on canvas
65.0 x 81.0 cm
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Dec 2, 2020
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Property from the Najd Collection signed J.L. GEROME lower right oil on canvas Unframed: 81 by 65cm., 31¾ by 25½in. Framed: 125.5 by 108cm., 49½ by 42½in. We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.
Jeune Fille du Caire
oil on canvas
Dec 2, 2020
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65.0 x 81.0 cm
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Dec 2, 2020
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Property from the Najd Collection signed J.L. GEROME lower right oil on canvas Unframed: 81 by 65cm., 31¾ by 25½in. Framed: 125.5 by 108cm., 49½ by 42½in. We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.
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Le Bain des femmes
Sold on Dec 2, 2020
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oil on canvas
55.0 x 65.0 cm
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Dec 2, 2020
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Property from the Najd Collection signed J. L. GEROME lower left oil on canvas Unframed: 65 by 55cm., 25½ by 21½in. Framed: 97 by 86cm., 38 by 33¾in. We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.
Le Bain des femmes
oil on canvas
Dec 2, 2020
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55.0 x 65.0 cm
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Dec 2, 2020
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Property from the Najd Collection signed J. L. GEROME lower left oil on canvas Unframed: 65 by 55cm., 25½ by 21½in. Framed: 97 by 86cm., 38 by 33¾in. We are grateful to Dr Emily M. Weeks for her assistance in cataloguing this work which will be included in her revision of the artist's catalogue raisonné by Gerald M. Ackerman.