Snake Charmer

Description
Given his father’s interest in North African subjects painted by artists like Mariano Fortuny, it is not surprising that the region inspired young Gerome Ferris’s 1877 etching Arab Snake Charmer. Fourteen-year-old Gerome learned to etch from his father. He later entered the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at the age of sixteen.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Date made
1877
graphic artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 11.5 cm x 8.5 cm; 4 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in
plate: 13 cm x 10.5 cm; 5 1/8 in x 4 1/8 in
sheet: 28 cm x 19 cm; 11 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
GA*14438.03
accession number
94830
catalog number
14438.03
subject
Art
Communications
snake
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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