Jean-Léon Gérôme / Head of a Woman / 1844Jean-Léon Gérôme
Head of a Woman

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Creator Name: Gérôme, Jean-Léon
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1824 - 1904
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Jean-Léon Gérôme
Title: Head of a Woman
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1844
Creation End Date: 1844
Creation Date: 1844
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 44.5cm x 36cm
Inscriptions: Signed on right: "J.L. GEROME/1844/ROMA"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1980.264
Credit Line: Bequest of Noah L. Butkin
Context: Gérôme spent the years 1843 and 1844 in Rome, where this work was painted. The woman's severe expression and drapery recall ancient Roman statuary as well as the 19th-century belief that the essence of the antique could still be found amid the ruins andpeople of contemporary Rome.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1980.264
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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