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Inscription

lower left below image: Géricault et Eug. Lami. 1823; across upper center: LE GIAOUR,; lower right below image: Y. Lith. de Villain; across lower center: ....Cet ennemi est là qui le contemple....son front est aussi sombre que celui qui est couvert / des embres du trépas.......; lower right below image: Chez Gihaut fréres éditeurs; by later hand, lower right in graphite: 50+ / 2 état; by later hand, lower left in graphite: RPN 4172; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 971 77

Provenance

Frank Anderson Trapp [1922-2005], Pittsburgh; gift to NGA, 1999.

Exhibition History
1988
Delacroix and the Romantic Image: Oriental Themes, Wild Beasts, and the Hunt, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA, 1988, no cat. no., illustrated p. 43.
Bibliography
1906
Delteil, Loys. Le peintre-graveur illustre. 31 vols. Paris: Published by the author, 1906-1926. Reprint. New York: Collectors Editions, Da Capo Press, 1969. Vol. 30 (Albert Besnard) is by Louis Godefroy.