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Subjects : World culture
Keywords : 19th century, Orientalism, Romanticism, combat, death, horse, knight, man, movement, sabre, traditional dress
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Combat du Giaour et du Pacha

The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan is the title of three works by Eugène Delacroix, produced in 1826, 1835 and 1856. They all show a scene from Lord Byron's 1813 poem The Giaour, with the Giaour ambushing and killing Hassan, the Pasha, before retiring to a monastery. Giaour had fallen in love with Leila, a slave in Hassan's harem, but Hassan had discovered this and had her killed. In 1824, Delacroix recorded in his diary his experience of reading The Giaour and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, probably in their 1819–1824 French translations by Amédée Pichot. His first version was presented to the Art Institute of Chicago in 1826 for an exhibition. This version shows the Giaour and Hassan, both on horseback, fighting in a gorge. A Turk escorting Hassan kneels beside the Giaour's horse, trying to cut its legs with his knife. Now in the Petit Palais in Paris, the second version. Unlike the 1825 version, it focuses entirely on the two riders. This work is a variant of the two previous [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the orientalism style.


« Combat du Giaour et du Pacha » is kept at Musée du Petit-Palais, Paris, France.


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