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Monday, January 28, 2008

Beware the Dog

Beware the Dog

Artist: Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)
Title: Beware the Dog/ Cave Canem Prisonnier de guerre a Rome, 1881
Signed on bottom left
Size: 109x91 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 41 5/8 x 35 3/8 inches (106 x 90 cm)
Location: Musée Garret, Vesoul

It is possible that the theme had been suggested by a scene out of 'Salammbo' by Flaubert (1862). Gérôme painted a study of this work as well.
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