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GÉRICAULT, Théodore

Mameluck défendant un trompette blessé.

1818

Lithograph, 33,5 x 27,5 cm (cut at margins, sm. tear at upper margin).

Stuck by corners under passe-partout. Good condition.

A very popular print by Géricault which represents the artist's early fascination with Orientalism. Here a Mameluck (i.e. enslaved soldiers whom Napoleon later commissioned by decree into a unit attached to his Imperial Guard), is presented as an exemple of military bravery much as Géricault’s earlier heroic paintings "Charging Chasseur" (1812) and "Wounded Cuirassier" (1814) present their soldiers as icons rather than individuals in specific circumstances.

€ 100 / 150

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