“For sheer skill of workmanship on a tiny scale, this picture by a pupil of Gérôme [Charles Bargue (c1827-1883) has never been surpassed.
(Click to enlarge.) “The notable thing is that, in spite of its small dimensions and the amount of detail involved, neither unity nor atmospheric effect is lost.
—R. Ives Gammell, Twilight of Painting, 1946.
Links and More Information
Charles Bargue on Wikipedia
Twilight of Painting Book on Amazon
More Charles Bargue paintings at Inspirational Artworks
Book: Charles Bargue Drawing Course
Original: "Turkish Sentinel" 1877, 11x8.25 inches, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston