The J. Paul Getty Museum

Turkish Guardsmen

Object Details

Title:

Turkish Guardsmen

Artist/Maker:

Alexandre Gabriel Decamps (French, 1803 - 1860)

Culture:

French

Place:

France (Place Created)

Date:

1841

Medium:

Brown wash, watercolor and bodycolor on grey paper

Object Number:

2016.15

Dimensions:

24 × 33 cm (9 7/16 × 13 in.)

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Object Description

The drawing represents two guardsmen seated and conversing as one smokes a hookah; two other guardsmen are standing at the entrance of a building behind them. The drawing is a preliminary study for a slightly larger painting in oil, today at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Artists on the Move: Journeys and Drawings (February 11 to May 3, 2020)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 11 to May 3, 2020