JEAN LEON GEROME – Tête de négresse du Hedjaz, 1860
Sheet size: 275 x 190 mm
Image size: 205 x 150 mm
Edition: c.1500 – Signed in plate
Original etching and drypoint by Jean-Léon Gérôme, signed and titled in the plate. Printed by Delâtre on china paper applied to a wove backing sheet (chine appliqué). Published by the Gazette des Beaux-Arts. Hejaz is a region in Saudi Arabia, the site of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. This was the second of only four original etchings created by Gérôme. Refs: Sanchez & Seydoux 1860-6, Béraldi 2, I.F.F. 1. Condition: Excellent.