By renowned French Orientalist painter Derancourt, this stunning Chromolithograph is from the mid 19th century and my research dates it to c1866.
Partially hand colored it is entitled 'La Captive' (The Prisoner or Captive) and features a Sultan with pipe in hand, reclining on a cushioned couch and gazing at his latest acquisition to the Harem..a pretty young dark haired maiden.
Printed by Imp. A Godard, edited by Guillemin, Paris, and published by Gambart Junin et Cie, London, it is printed on wove paper.
Publisher Ernest Gambart (1814-1902) played a vital role in promoting many of the most famous Victorian era painters..such as John Millais, William Holman Hunt and JMW Turner. And he discovered and published the emerging Orientalist painters of the second half of the 19th century, including Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Derancourt.
The sheet measures 10 1/4" x 8 3/4" and the image is 9" x 6 1/2". It is un-signed but listed as 'Derancourt del et lith' under the image and from my research is definitely a rare piece by this renowned French artist.
With some age foxing and discoloration in the margins, and a thin strip of brown tape top verso (where it has been tipped into a book at some stage) it is in good Antique condition.
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