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Jean-Léon Gérôme and Stanisław Chlebowski: The Story of a Friendship

Author(s): Wójcik, Agata

Journal: RIHA Journal
ISSN 2190-3328

Start page: 0014;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Stanisław Chlebowski | Jean-Léon Gérôme | Orientalism | Paris | Istanbul

The aim of the article is to present the story of the relationship between Jean-Léon Gérôme and Stanisław Chlebowski. The reconstruction of their friendship is partly based on yet unpublished source materials on the life and work of Chlebowski. The artists met in the early 1860s. Their acquaintance became closer in 1875 when Gérôme stayed in Istanbul at Chlebowski's house. When Chlebowski moved to France, Gérôme introduced him to the French artistic circles, offered him advice and suggested themes for his work. Their relationship was interrupted by Chlebowski's disease and his return to Poland. The last note of this friendship was the short story by Léontine de Nittis, published in 1892.
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