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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). After the Bath Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 Brief narrative about the subject depicted at the bottom of the page. Print Specifics: Type of print: Photogravure - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - est. 1888 Original artist: Gerome Publisher: George Barrie, Publisher, Philadelphia Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Image printed on off white/creamy color fine india paper mounted neatly and completely onto heavier paper. Dimensions: 9.5 x 12.5 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Paper weight: 2 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Notes: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. Engraved facsimile of the artist signature under the image. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Narrative: On reaching the age of twenty-one, however, Gerome discovered that he comprehended design as well or better than his teacher, and retired from the studio. He went back and labored with Delaroche once more. This new companionship lasted a year, during which Gerome, as assistant to his old professor, outlined the "Charlemagne Crossing the Alps Delaroche's historical painting now in the Versailles Gallery. Still, the family at Vesoul were dinning "Rome!" into the young man's ears. "Rome before all!" they said. Gerome presented himself at the competition. Received among the first with his sketch, he failed in the execution of the figure. Already he understood nature, in a way of his own, a way not altogether academic, and a little tending to the dry and lusterless precision of the photograph. His competition-study was judged incomparably inferior to those of two rivals now hardly held worthy of comparison with him. Gerome did not lose courage. To prepare himself for new struggles he undertook to essay the execution of two, nude figures the size of nature. This was the origin of the "Cock-Fight." Gerome had applied himself to the work with no other view than that of study, and without dreaming of another kind of success. He wanted to learn, and to succeed the better, he examined with a very uncommon degree of scrupulous frankness the model he had chosen. ...Then came the Revolution of 1848, during which, only too faithful to his idyllic views, he headed a deputation with a petition for the abolition of marriage. To this class belongs the "After the Bath," at the Paris Exhibition. Only a master of painting could string such a row of orient pearls. Only a voluptuary could set so delicately into view the niceties of form demanded by connoisseurs. Only a very jaded voluptuary could set down all these formulas of beauty with such evidently cold senses, with such absolute want of tenderness and compassion. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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