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Jean-Léon Gérôme

(französisch, 1824 - 1904)

putto holding mask by jean-léon gérôme

Jean-Léon Gérôme

Putto Holding Mask, 1887

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return from the lion hunt by jean-léon gérôme

Jean-Léon Gérôme

Return from the Lion Hunt, 1889

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Biografie

Chronologie

1824
Born on May 11th
1841
Went to Paris, France and worked under Paul Delaroche
1844 - 1845
Accompanied Paul Delaroche to Italy
1847
Third-class medal for The Cockfight, Salon of 1847
1848
Second- class medal for his paintings The Virgin, the Infant Jesus and St John, and Anacreon, Bacchus and Cupid , Salon of 1848
1851
Decorated a vase that was later offered by Emperor Napoleon III of France to Prince Albert, now part of the Royal Collection at St. James's Palace, London
1852
Received a commission by Alfred Emilien Comte de Nieuwerkerke, Surintendant des Beaux-Arts to the court of Napoleon III, for the painting of a large historical canvas, the Age of Augustus image of the painting.
1853
Traveled to Constantinople
Completed a commission of decorating the Chapel of St. Jerome in the church of St. Séverin, Paris, France
1854
Made a journey to Turkey and the shores of the Danube