Cavalier with Lute

Description (Brief)
The signed 1893 pen and ink drawing of a seated cavalier in large hat with plume and high boots, suggests seventeenth-century France, especially the era of the swashbuckling heroes known as three musketeers, created by Alexander Dumas, père. The cavalier is accompanying himself on a lute in what might be a tavern scene. A wine glass and carafe are lightly sketched at center left in pencil. Ferris also made a print of this subject.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
original artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
sheet: 22.5 cm x 17.5 cm; 8 7/8 in x 6 7/8 in
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Music & Musical Instruments
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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