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Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (American, 1863-1930)

The Marabout's Lion

signed and dated 'GFerris 1883.' lower left and signed and dated 'GFerris 1883.' upper left--oil on canvas
32 x 60¼in. (81.4 x 153.1cm.)
Provenance
With James S. Earle & Sons, Philadelphia
Exhibited
London, American Exhibition, 1887

Lot Essay

Jean Léon Gérôme Ferris was named after one of his father's (and, at that time, America's) favorite painters. Born in Philadelphia his early artistic training was as an apprentice in his father's studio. Later he travelled to Paris where he entered the atelier of William Adolphe Bouguereau. In 1884 and 1888 he visited Morocco and upon his return he exhibited a group of Orientalist paintings in the Pennsylvania Academy of 1887, 1888 and 1890.

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