The Circassian Guards

Artist: Stanislaus von Chebowski (1835 - 1884)Title: The Circassian GuardsMedium: Oil on CanvasSize: 21 7/8 x 16.25 in Stanislaus was born in Poland and received his formal art training at the Fine Arts Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was one of Jean Leone Gerome's pupils, where he most likely received first hand exposure to Orientalist subject matter. He also worked as an attache at the Court of Sultan Abdulaziz in Turkey, where he saw middle eastern architectural elements...

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