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Combat Between Giaour and the Pasha

A work made of lithograph in black on ivory wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of lithograph in black on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1827

Artist:

Eugène Delacroix
French, 1798-1863

About this artwork

Like the poem on which it is based, Lord Byron’s The Giaour (1813), this print exhibits Europeans’ contemporary fascination with the Middle East, a trend known as Orientalism that often depended on stereotypes of violence and sexuality. In the poem, a Venetian giaour (a Turkish term for a non-Muslim) falls in love with Leila, a member of a Turkish harem controlled by the pasha (master), Hassan. When Hassan discovers this affair, he kills Leila. In the scene depicted here, the giaour fights the pasha to avenge his lover.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Eugène Delacroix

Title

Combat Between Giaour and the Pasha

Origin

France

Date

Made 1827

Medium

Lithograph in black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

358 × 260 mm (image); 475 × 339 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Mrs. George B. Young Fund and Suzanne Searle Dixon Endowment

Reference Number

1988.291

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