Chasseur Africain 1818
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863)
Berlandi 191; Sanchez 44 second state
Sheet: 27.4 × 37 cm (10 13/16 × 14 9/16 in.) Image: 12.5 × 18 cm (4 15/16 × 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 2/8/1940
Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis