Antique Museum Quality Orientalist Painting By Jean Leon Gerome Jlg Ferris
A Very Fine Quality Orientalist Painting by Listed American Artist. Museum quality and fine detail comparable to the collection of paintings of this style displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. SIGNED BY ARTIST IN LOWER LEFT HAND CORNER (JLG FERRIS). Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (August 18, 1863 - March 18, 1930) was an American painter best known for his series of 78 scenes from American history, entitled The Pageant of a Nation, the largest series of American historical paintings by a single artist. He was born in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , the son of Stephen James Ferris , a portrait painter and a devotee of Jean-Léon Gérôme (after whom he was named) and Mariano Fortuny. He grew up around art, having been trained by his father and having two acclaimed painters, Edward Moran and Thomas Moran , as uncles. Ferris enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1879 and trained further at the Académie Julian beginning in 1883 under William-Adolphe Bouguereau. He also met his namesake Jean-Léon Gérôme , who greatly influenced Ferris's decision to paint scenes from American history.
As Ferris wrote in his unpublished autobiography, "[Gérôme's] axiom was that one would paint best that with which he is most familiar". However, initially his subjects were Orientalist in nature, that movement having been in vogue when he was young. Some of his material was original, some of it took after Fortuny, but he was skilled enough, despite never having had any experience with Asia. Measurements: The size of the oil on canvas within the frame measures 15.5" width x 21.5" height. The frame measures 21.25" width x 27.25" height.
Condition: not examined outside of frame. There is one observed area of loss an area that measures. 5" x 3/8" above the woman's headscarf, as depicted in photos, that can be distinguished when held to the light. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "kornerkiosk" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Type: Painting
- Artist: Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
- Framed/Unframed: Framed
- Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
- Painting Surface: Canvas
- Style: Orientalist
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Features: Framed, Signed
- Material: Oil
- Subject: Figures & Portraits