Jean Léon Gérôme - "The Duel after the Masquerade"
- Jean Léon Gérôme
- Stretched canvas bar:
- Wood, 2 cm
- On request
- Short description:
- Reproducion, canvas print
- Post worldwide
- Price: 60.00€
The scene is set on a gray winters morning in the Bois de Boulogne. A man dressed as a Pierrot has been mortally wounded in a épée du combat duel and has collapsed into the arms of a Duc de Guise. A surgeon, dressed as a doge of Venice, tries to stop the flow of blood, while a Domino holds his head.
The survivor of the duel, dressed as an American Indian, walks away with his second, Harlequin, leaving behind his weapon and some feathers of his headdress, towards his carriage, shown waiting in the background.
The bizarreness of the scene in regards to the brightly colored costumes turns to pathos at the sight of blood on the Pierrot.