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Turc et Sa Maîtresse Surpris par Des Assassins

Turk protecting a Woman

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Berlandi 117; Sanchez 41, second state

Dimensions

Sheet: 33.4 × 26 cm (13 1/8 × 10 1/4 in.) Image: 11.6 × 8.4 cm (4 9/16 × 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.470

Medium or Technique

Lithograph

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

A Turk stands, in front of a sofa, drawing his scimitar to protect his mistress who is on the sofa. She has her hand on his right arm as he draws the scimitar. Both look to the left where an assassin, scimitar drawn, hides behind a column.
The sofa is against a wall. Two corinthian columns can be seen behind the wall.
A section of a table can be seen in front of the column that hides the assassin.

Inscription

In stone, outside image l.r. H Vernet; VERSO c.c.inside and around the edge of an oval MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON MASS, inside is a smaller oval with 1982.470

Provenance

To MFA October 13, 1982

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis