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Woman with a Veil

Woman with a Veil

c. 1891

Jean-Léon Gérôme

(French, 1824-1904)

Bronze

Overall: 60.5 x 32.7 cm (23 13/16 x 12 7/8 in.)

The Thomas L. Fawick Memorial Collection 1979.115

Description

Many of Gérôme’s best known works reflect the 19th-century European fascination with the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa, which manifested in Orientalist works like this sculpture depicting a woman adjusting her veil. Multiple versions of this sculpture exist, including some with marble and gold additions.

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