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Mathilde et Malek Adhel

Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863)

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlandi 148; Sanchez 17 second state


Sheet: 22.5 × 28.1 cm (8 7/8 × 11 1/16 in.) Sheet: 17.2 × 25 cm (6 3/4 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Mathilde, on her knees with her hands clasped, looks to the sky asking for the survival of Malek-Adhel. He is resting against her knees, eyes closed tired and hot from his journey across the desert. His hands help to prop him up against Mathilde.
A breeze, blowing from the left, catches Mathilde’s hair.
In the background, on the right, two palm trees are visible in the distance.


Is stone; in image l. l. H Vernet 1817
Below image: l. r. Lithog. de C. de Lasteyrie; b.c. Mathilde et Malek Adhel; VERSO c.l inside and around the edge of an oval MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON MASS, inside is a smaller oval with 34449


By 1938 W. G. Russell Allen (1882 - 1955), Boston; 1938 Gift to MFA, Boston (Accession Date: April 14, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen