New York, Park Avenue
22 May 1997
Jean Leon Gerome (French, 1824-1904)
Joueuses de Boules
inscribed 'J.L. GEROME' and 'SiOT PARIS' and stamped 'X702'
21in. (53.3 cm.) high, gilt bronze
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G. Ackerman, The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme, London, 1986, pp. 326-327, no. S.57
This work was first exhibied in the Salon of 1902 and was cast by Siot-Decauville in three sizes of which only two examples are known.
Gérôme shows a young woman playing a game in the Néo-Grec tradition. The object of the game is to drop balls into the open mouths of the masques on the ground without moving one's feet.
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