The Sleeping Gypsy

The Sleeping Gypsy
Henri_Rousseau_Sleeping_Gypsy
Artist Henri Rousseau
Year 1897
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Museum of Modern Art
Dimensions 51.0 in × 79.0 in
129.5 cm × 200.7 cm
Famous Paintings by Henri Rousseau
Tiger in a Tropical Storm
The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope
The Dream
A Carnival Evening
The Sleeping Gypsy
The Football Players
The Snake Charmer
Boy on the Rocks
Exotic Landscape
Complete Works

In 1897 Henri Rousseau created The Sleeping Gypsy. It has been purchased by many different buyers, but it is now housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Background

When Rousseau first created this painting he attempted to sell it to the mayor of his hometown. Unfortunately, the mayor did not pick it up so it was sold to a private collection.

Appearance

The Sleeping Gypsy shows a lion and a woman sleeping in a desert. The moon is out and the sky is clear, with a few stars shown throughout the darkness. In the background are a few soft mountains and flat earth. The woman sleeping is wearing a colorful dress and lying next to a vase and a guitar. The large lion is standing beside her, his head bowed down next to her head. When first looking at this piece, the eyes go to the moon, but then quickly to the woman on the ground.

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    The Sleeping Gypsy

    The Sleeping Gypsy

    Henri_Rousseau_Sleeping_Gypsy

    Artist
    Henri Rousseau

    Year
    1897

    Medium
    Oil on canvas

    Location
    Museum of Modern Art

    Dimensions
    51.0 in × 79.0 in

    129.5 cm × 200.7 cm

    Famous Paintings by Henri Rousseau
    Tiger in a Tropical Storm
    The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope
    The Dream
    A Carnival Evening
    The Sleeping Gypsy
    The Football Players
    The Snake Charmer
    Boy on the Rocks
    Exotic Landscape
    Complete Works

    In 1897 Henri Rousseau created The Sleeping Gypsy. It has been purchased by many different buyers, but it is now housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

    Background

    When Rousseau first created this painting he attempted to sell it to the mayor of his hometown. Unfortunately, the mayor did not pick it up so it was sold to a private collection.

    Appearance

    The Sleeping Gypsy shows a lion and a woman sleeping in a desert. The moon is out and the sky is clear, with a few stars shown throughout the darkness. In the background are a few soft mountains and flat earth. The woman sleeping is wearing a colorful dress and lying next to a vase and a guitar. The large lion is standing beside her, his head bowed down next to her head. When first looking at this piece, the eyes go to the moon, but then quickly to the woman on the ground.

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