Paul Delaroche

1797-1856 France-Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Paul Delaroche was from Paris where he spent the entirety of his life apart from visits to Italy. He was the son-in-law of Horace Vernet and was associated with Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix who were fellow historical painters in Paris. His principal teacher was Antoine-Jean Gros who had been a student of Jacques-Louis David. He was also influenced by the works of Auguste Dominique Ingres. He was a highly successful artist and became a knight of the Legion de Honour in 1828.
He taught at the École des Beaux-Arts, a great deal of his students became successful artists such as Tony Robert-Fleury, Gustave Clarence Rodolphe Boulanger and many more. One of his most noted paintings was the 27 metres long mural series of the history of the École des Beaux-Arts called The Hemicycle. Delaroche died in 1856 whilst repairing the mural after it had been damaged by fire the year before.

 

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The hemicycle

The hemicycle

the hemicycle
detail one

the hemicycle detail one

the hemicycle
detail two

the hemicycle detail two


assassination

assassination

bonaparte
crossing the alps

bonaparte crossing the alps

cardinal mazarin
dying

cardinal mazarin dying


charles de remusat

charles de remusat[

claude emmanuel
de pastoret

claude-emmanuel de pastoret

cromwell and the
corpse of charles

cromwell and the corpse of charles the first

delfina potocka
as madonna

delfina potocka as madonna


delfina potocka

delfina potocka

finding of
moses

finding of moses


henriette sontag

henriette sontag


herodias

herodias

james alexandre
de pourtzales gogier

james alexandre de pourtzales gogier

joan of arc being
interrogated

joan of arc being interrogated

joseph carle paul
horace delaroche

joseph-carle-paul-horace delaroche

napoleon abdicating
in fontainebleau

napoleon abdicating

narcisse achille
de salvandy

narcisse achille de salvandy

 

peter
the great

peter the great

resting on the
banks of the tiber

resting on the banks of the tiber


sofia shuvalova

sofia shuvalova

the death of queen
elizabeth I

the death of queen elizabeth the first

death of the sons
of king edward

the death of the sons of king edward in the tower

the execution of
lady jane grey

the execution of lady jane grey

the state barge of
cardinal richelieu

the state barge of cardinal richelieu on the rhone

young christian
martyr

young christian martyr