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From Homer to the Harem



Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ • The Dream of a Eunuch, 1874, • oil on panel, 15 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (39.3 x 65.4 cm) • Cleveland Museum of Art • Photo courtesy of Dahesh Museum of Art
Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ
The Dream of a Eunuch, 1874, oil on panel, 15 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (39.3 x 65.4 cm)
Cleveland Museum of Art
Photo courtesy of Dahesh Museum of Art
From Homer to the Harem : The Art of Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  Dahesh Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
 
Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ (1842-1923) derived his subjects primarily from classical history, the Bible, and his own travels to Egypt, Morocco, and Romania. Through these themes, he visualized a chronologically distant past and a geographically distant present.

As a favorite student of the renowned academician Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), Lecomte du Nouÿ enjoyed several undisputed triumphs at the Salon and consciously avoided modernism, sustaining instead the beau idéal, the traditional sense of beauty closely tied to a high degree of finish and empirical realism.

This retrospective of more than 100 paintings, oil sketches, and drawings encompasses almost all of Lecomte du Nouÿ’s located works.

Dahesh Museum of Art Web Site


Contact: Dahesh Museum of Art
580 Madison Avenue (between 56th and 57th Streets)
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (1) 212 759 06 06

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