Delaroche, Hippolyte

Delaroche, Hippolyte

(ēpôlēt` dəlärôsh`), 1797–1856, French historical and portrait painter, known as Paul Delaroche. He studied with GrosGros, Antoine-Jean, Baron
, 1771–1835, French painter. He studied with his father, a miniaturist, and with J.-L. David, whose classical theory he adopted. Napoleon appointed him painter of war campaigns, and his realistic treatment of this subject was much admired.
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. The exhibition of his large Joas Saved by Josabeth in 1822 brought him a popularity that continued throughout his life. He devoted himself chiefly to the painting of large historical canvases. Death of the Duke of Guise (Chantilly) is a notable example. Romantic in subject and in sentiment, the painting of Delaroche is studied and academic in handling. He was also a popular portraitist.
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