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Conrad sauve Gulnare de l'incendie

Conrad Saves Gulnare from the Fire

1819
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bérlandi 153; Sanchez 93 second state

Dimensions

Sheet: 36.5 × 28 cm (14 3/8 × 11 in.) Image: 24 × 17.2 cm (9 7/16 × 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

38.638

Medium or Technique

Lithograph

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Illustration to Byron: Le Corsaire
Conrad, the chief of the pirates, after the attack, at the head of his troops, in the village of Coron, has set a fire for the purpose of capturing the ladies of Seïd’s harem. Conrad holds a sword in his right hand. His left arm is around Gulnare, the lady of the harem most preferred by Seïd. She will be taken, with the other ladies of the harem, to a house safe from the flames.
To the right and to the left corinthian columns are visible.
Conrad and Gulnare are going down a step as they escape the fire which is visible in the background.

Inscription

In stone: on the top step l.r. H. Vernet and on the same level at the base of the right column 1819; In the area around the print b.c. Conrad Sauve Gulnare de l'Incendie; l.r. (Le Carsaire de lord Byron); VERSO c.l inside and around the edge of an oval MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON MAS, inside is a smaller oval with 34451

Provenance

PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 4/14/1938

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen