Bashi Bazouk, 1868-’69

Jean-Leon Gerome,  1824-1904, French, staged this magnificent portrait in his studio with fabric and artifacts he brought back from a trip to the Near East. 

The name of the painting was the name of unpaid irregulars who fought for the Ottoman Turks for plunder.  Though not dressed up in this finery.

Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of New York. 2016

 

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