Delaroche, Hippolyte (ēpôlētˈ dəlärôshˈ), 1797–1856, French historical and portrait painter, known as Paul Delaroche. He studied with Gros. 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.
de la Roche, Mazo
de la Roche, Mazo (māˈzō də lä rôsh), 1885–1961, Canadian novelist, b. Toronto. Her popular novel, Jalna (1927), was followed by a series depicting the history, through 150 years, of the vigorous Whiteoak family who lived at “Jalna.” The series includes 16 novels; among them are Whiteoaks (1929), Finch's Fortune (1931), Young Renny (1935), Whiteoak Harvest (1936), Growth of a Man (1938), The Building of Jalna (1944), and Mary Wakefield (1949). Her dramatization of Whiteoaks was staged in London and New York. De la Roche also wrote plays, children's books, a history of Quebec, and an autobiography, Ringing the Changes (1957).
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