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Title

Chief of the Mamelukes on horseback, calling for help

1817


Artist

Antoine-Jean Baron Gros

France

17 Mar 1771 - 26 Jun 1835


About

Gros was one of the leading painters during the reigns of Emperor Napoleon, King Louis XVIII and King Charles X. He made only 2 lithographs, both inspired by orientalist themes. Interest in the Orient was at its height because of the Napoleonic campaigns in Egypt and Syria. The mamelukes were defeated by Napoleon at the Battle of the Pyramids in 1798. But so impressed was Napoleon by the ferocity of their warfare that he recruited his own regiment of mamelukes as part of the Imperial Guard.


Details


Date

1817


Media category

Print


Materials used

lithograph


Dimensions

37.0 x 27.0 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1990


Location

Not on display


Accession number

378.1990


Artist information

Antoine-Jean Baron Gros

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 13. no catalogue numbers