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Chasseur Africain 1818

1818
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Berlandi 191; Sanchez 44 second state

Dimensions

Sheet: 27.4 × 37 cm (10 13/16 × 14 9/16 in.) Image: 12.5 × 18 cm (4 15/16 × 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

M35007

Medium or Technique

Lithograph

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Album lithographique p.21. With books
A nude African hunter stands on rocks with his back to the viewer. His right arm is upraised, holding a spear. He holds two additional spears in his left hand, in front of his body.
The hunter stands on a rock. He is facing a lioness who is guarding the body of a gazelle the hunter has killed with a spear. The hunter and the lioness are separated by a rocky stream.
On the right, in the background, several gazelles run up a hill to escape.
On the left a river crashes down a mountain. The cloud of moisture is visible between the lioness and the escaping gazelles.

Inscription

In stone: outside image: b.r. H Vernet 1818; b.c. Chasseur Africain; VERSO 10.3 cm in and 9.2 cm up c.l inside and around the edge of an oval MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON MASS, inside is a smaller oval with 34453

Provenance

PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 2/8/1940

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis