The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan

Posted by on Monday, June 9, 2014 Under: Art


Title:  The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan

Artist
:  Eugene Delacroix

Date
:  1826

Information
: The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan was inspired by the dramatic climax of the
poem Giaour (1813) by Lord Byron. It depicts the moment when the Greek giaour (meaning Christian
infidel) avenges his lover, who was killed by the Turk Hassan (on the horse to the right).

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