Description Hippolyte Delaroche (called Paul), was a French painter born in Paris in 1797. He studied under Baron Gros and established himself as a major artist at the Salon of 1822. In 1837 the adverse criticism of his state-ordered "Sainte Cécile" dissuaded him from accepting further official commissions. Delaroche is considered the most important French painter of the Romantic period. He died in 1856.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Bottom center: David; [Date] Bottom center: 1832; [Inscription] On right: Paul Delaroche
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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