christiesinc This painting depicts an Arnaut, a 19th century term used to describe an Albanian soldier in the Turkish army.⠀ .⠀ After Egypt became independent from Turkey in 1867, numerous Albanians remained in Cairo, earning a living as guards, animal keepers, and models for foreign painters like the French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme. ⠀ .⠀ Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904), 'Arnaut and two Whippets', 1867. 14 x 9¾ in. (35.6 x 24.8 cm.) Estimate: £400,000-600,000.⠀ .⠀ European Art – 11 December at Christie's London.⠀ .⠀ #art #artist #artwork #painting #gerome #jeanleongerome #arnaut #whippets #cairo

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