Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouÿ

1842-1923 France/Orientalism

 

Brief Biography-Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouÿ was born in Paris in 1842. His first master was Charles Gleyre, followed by Jean-Léon Gérôme, the most noted exponent of Academicism. Through his travels of Egypt and East Europe, his paintings are predominantly orientalist. He lived and worked in Romania, painting nobility, before retiring to Paris, where he died in 1923.

 

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St Vincent
de Paul

Saint Vincent de Paul

A Eunuch's
Dream

A Eunuch's Dream

Mademoiselle de Maupin

Mademoiselle de Maupin

Beggar
Homer

Beggar Homer

Sketch for The
Eunuch's Dream

Sketch for The Oriental Dream

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

The Supper of
Beaucaire

The Supper of Beaucaire

The Opium
Smoker

The Opium Smoker

Tomb of
the Virgin

Tomb of the Virgin

The White
Slave

The White Slave

White
Slave

White Slave

Practicing
Oratory

Demosthenes Practicing Oratory

Adolphe
Cremieux

French Politician Adolphe Cremieux