Pierre-Narcisse Guérin

1174-1833 France Neoclassicism

 

Pierre-Narcisse Guérin from Paris was a student of Jean-Baptiste Regnault. He became Director of the French Academy in Rome where he had studied under Joseph-Benoit Suvée. His strong influences were Jacques-Louis David and the style of Neoclassicism. Three of his students were Théodore Géricault, Eugène Delacroix and Léon Cogniet. He received the cross of the Légion d'honneur in 1803 and was a professor at the Academie des Beaux-Arts. In 1833 he travelled to Rome for health reasons and died soon after arriving. His travel companion was Horace Vernet who in 1829 was a Director of the French Academy in Rome.

 

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aeneas tells dido
the misfortunes Troy

aeneas tells dido the misfortunes of the trojan city

clytemnestra
and agamemnon

clytemnestra and agamemnon

aurora
and cephalus

aurora and cephalus

death of
marshal lannes

death of marshal lannes duke of montebello

henri de la
rochejaquelin

henri de la rochejaquelin

hermione
and oreste

hermione and oreste

morpheus
and iris

morpheus and iris

napoleon pardoning
the rebels at cairo

napoleon pardoning the rebels at cairo


jealousy

 jealousy

the return of
marcus sextus

the return of marcus sextus

sappho on the
leucadian cliff

sappho on the leucadian cliff

saint louis
dispensing justice

saint louis dispensing justice under the oak of vincennes

the artist's
daughter

the artist's daughter

death
of priam

death of priam

andromache
and pyrrhus

andromache and pyrrhus