A Mameluke Chief on Horseback Signaling for Help

A Mameluke Chief on Horseback Signaling for Help


Antoine-Jean Gros

(French, 1771-1835)


Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection 1940.1117

Catalogue raisonné: Béraldi Vol.VII.260.1



Gros specialized in large battle paintings memorializing the feats of Napoleon (1769-1821). This Orientalist military subject records Napoleon's campaign in Egypt against the British Empire. It also demonstrates how spontaneously the artist could draw on the lithograph stone.

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PR - Lithograph
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