Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Slave Market

Slave market (1866) by the French painter Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904).

Despite all "realism" I'm sure that Gérôme never had seen a scene like this. The examination of the teeth is a nice detail but pure fantasy. A buyer of young women wouldn't have been very interested in her teeth.


  1. Also, I'm sure a girl being sold as a sex slave isn't going to look so fondly at her buyer!

  2. the slave dealer gave her probably a sedative