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Name of Object:

Le général Khaireddine (painting)


Le Bardo, Tunis, Tunisia

Holding Institution:

Musée d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine de Kassar Saïd

 About Higher Institute for the Study of Contemporary History of Tunisia, University of Manouba, Le Bardo, Tunis

Date of Object:



L. Simil

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Canvas, wood, coloured pigments, gold leaf


Palais du Bardo


This 1852 oil on canvas by Simil depicts the General Khaireddine (Khayr al-Din) on horseback in official uniform. This brigadier-general uniform from the latter half of the 19th century comprises a full suit, a short coat, a shirt, a checia, a chemla and a pair of shoes. The brigadier-general also wore two crossed capes and a sword, with the Nichan al-Iftikhar (1st class) medal on the right-hand side of the chest, next to the insignas, and the Légion d'Honneur and the Ordre des Saints Maurice et Lazare medals on the left-hand side.

Citation of this web page:

Saloua Khadhar Zangar "Le général Khaireddine (painting) " in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2022. https://sharinghistory.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;awe;tn;26;en

Prepared by: Saloua Khadhar Zangar
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: TN 026

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