About This Artwork

Jean Léon Gérôme
French, 1824-1904
Cast by: Siot-Decauville
French, Paris

Napoleon Entering Cairo, c. 1900

Gilt bronze
38.1 x 43.2 cm (15 x 17 in.) (without base)

George F. Harding Collection, 1990.581

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Art Institute of Chicago, “Small Bronzes from Chicago Collections,” 22 July – 17 September 1972 [no cat.].

Publication History

Gerald M. Ackerman, The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme, with a Catalogue Raisonné (Sotheby’s, 1986), p. 322, cat. S.38.

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Egyptomania: Egypt in Western Art, 1730–1930 (National Gallery of Canada, 1994), pp. 464–65, no. 310.

Gerald M. Ackerman, Jean-Léon Gérôme: Monographie révisée catalogue raisonné is à jour Les Orientalistes 4 (Paris: ACR Édition, 2000), p. 394–95, cat. S.38.

Ownership History

Sold, American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, New York, 19 January 1935, lot 372, as "Gilded Bronze Equestrian Statuette," to George F. Harding, Jr. (d. 1939), Chicago; bequeathed to the George F. Harding Museum, Chicago, 1939; transferred to the Art Institute, 1982; accessioned by the Art Institute, 1990.

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