Turc et Sa Maîtresse Surpris par Des Assassins
Turk protecting a Woman
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863)
Berlandi 117; Sanchez 41, second state
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.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
To MFA October 13, 1982
Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis