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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1893
original artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
Measurements
sheet: 22.5 cm x 17.5 cm; 8 7/8 in x 6 7/8 in
ID Number
GA.16620
catalog number
16620
accession number
119780
Credit Line
Mrs. J. L. Gerome Ferris
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Communications
Music & Musical Instruments
Art
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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