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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Le Giaour' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865026

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Photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, a 1832 version of which is now in the collection of the Musée de la Vie romantique, Paris (Inv. no. 2004.8). Inspired by Lord Byron's (1788-1824) poem The Giaour, the image depicts a three-quarter length portrait of the protagonist in a hooded cloak. His right hand is placed on his waist, while his left hand rests on his head in a fist.

Scheffer (and his studio) continued throughout his life to produce new works of old compositions on demand. His paintings were also widely reproduced as etchings.

  • Creator(s)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Lord Byron (1788-1824)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
      • Literature
        • Poetry