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150 Years of Print Collecting at the Smithsonian

Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1824-1904
A Negress of Hedjah
S. J. Ferris Collection
Gift of J. L. G. Ferris, 1927

French artist J.-L. Gérôme, one of the most popular 19th-century painters, made only four original etchings. He inscribed this print to his admirer Stephen Ferris.

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