Portrait of Jean Leon Gerome

Jean Leon Gerome Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 9

1824-1904

French Academic Classicism Painter and Sculptor

Jean-Léon Gérôme (May 11, 1824 - January 10, 1904) was a French painter and sculptor who produced many works in a historical, Orientalist style.
Born at Vesoul (Haute-Saône), he went to Paris in 1841 where he studied at the Académie Julian and worked under Paul Delaroche, whom he accompanied to Italy (1844-1845). On his return he exhibited The Cock-fight, which gained him a third-class medal in the Salon of 1847. The Virgin with Christ and St John and Anacreon, Bacchus and Cupid took a second-class medal in 1848. He exhibited Bacchus and Love, Drunk, a Greek Interior and Souvenir d'Italie, in 1851; Paestum (1852); and An Idyll (1853).
In 1854 Gérôme made a journey to Turkey and the shores of the Danube, and in 1857 visited Egypt. To the exhibition of 1855 he contributed a Pifferaro, a Shepherd, A Russian Concert and a large historical canvas, The Age of Augustus and the Birth of Christ. The last was somewhat confused in effect, but in recognition of its consummate ability the State purchased it.
Gérôme's reputation was greatly enhanced at the Salon of 1857 by a collection of works of a more popular kind: the Duel: after a Masquerade, Egyptian Recruits crossing the Desert, Memnon and Sesostris and Camels Watering, the drawing of which was criticized by Edmond About.
In Caesar (1859) Gérôme tried to return to a severer class of work, but the picture failed to interest the public. Phryne before the Areopagus, Le Roi Candaule and Socrates finding Alcibiades in the House of Aspasia (1861) gave rise to some scandal by reason of the subjects selected by the painter, and brought down on him the bitter attacks of Paul de Saint-Victor and Maxime Du Camp. At the same Salon he exhibited the Egyptian chopping Straw, and Rembrandt biting an Etching, two very minutely finished works.
Gérôme's best paintings are of Eastern subjects; among these may be named the Turkish Prisoner and Turkish Butcher (1863); Prayer (1865); The Slave Market (1867); and The Harem out Driving (1869). He often illustrated history, as in Louis XIV and Molière (1863); The Reception of the Siamese Ambassadors at Fontainebleau (1865); and the Death of Marshal Ney (1868).
Gérôme was also successful as a sculptor; he executed, among other works; Omphale (1887), and the statue of the duc d'Aumale which stands in front of the château of Chantilly (1899). His Bellona (1892), in ivory, metal, and precious stones, which was also exhibited in the Royal Academy of London, attracted great attention. The artist then began an interesting series of Conquerors, wrought in gold, silver and gems Bonaparte entering Cairo (1897); Tamerlane (1898); and Frederick the Great (1899).
Gérôme was elected member of the Institut in 1865.
His students included: Dagnan-Bouveret, Lecomte du Nouy, Thomas Eakins, Frank Boggs, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Kenyon Cox, Dennis Miller Bunker, William DeLeftwich Dodge, Wyatt Eaton, Alexander Harrison, Robert Lee MacCameron, Siddons Mowbray, Lawton Parker, Harper Pennington, William Picknell, Julius Stewart, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin, Douglas Volk and J. Alden Weir.
Jean-Léon Gérôme died in 1904 and was buried in the Montmartre Cemetery.

209 Gerome Paintings

The Grey Cardinal, 1873 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Grey Cardinal 1873

Oil Painting
$2411
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: GER-2798
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 68.6 x 101 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Pelt Merchant of Cairo, 1880 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Pelt Merchant of Cairo 1880

Oil Painting
$1172
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: GER-2856
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 61.5 x 50.2 cm
Private Collection

Arabs Crossing the Desert, 1870 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Arabs Crossing the Desert 1870

Oil Painting
$1114
Canvas Print
$52.33
SKU: GER-2857
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 41.2 x 56 cm
Private Collection

The Arab and his Steed (In the Desert), 1872 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Arab and his Steed (In the Desert) 1872

Oil Painting
$1278
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: GER-2858
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 59.7 x 99 cm
Private Collection

Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down), 1872 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down) 1872

Oil Painting
$3519
Canvas Print
$48.64
SKU: GER-2859
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 100 x 149.2 cm
Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, USA

Prayer in Cairo (Prayer on the Rooftops of Cairo), 1865 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Prayer in Cairo (Prayer on the Rooftops of Cairo) 1865

Oil Painting
$1515
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: GER-2860
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 49.9 x 81.2 cm
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

The Teaser of the Narghile (The Pipelighter), c.1898 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Teaser of the Narghile (The Pipelighter) c.1898

Oil Painting
$1172
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: GER-2861
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 54.6 x 66 cm
Private Collection

Bathsheba, 1889 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Bathsheba 1889

Oil Painting
$1253
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: GER-2862
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 60.5 x 100 cm
Private Collection

Almehs Playing Chess in a Cafe, 1870 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Almehs Playing Chess in a Cafe 1870

Oil Painting
$1496
Canvas Print
$61.69
SKU: GER-2863
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 65.7 x 54.8 cm
Private Collection

Cairene Horse Dealer (The Horse Market), 1867 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Cairene Horse Dealer (The Horse Market) 1867

Oil Painting
$1459
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: GER-2864
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 57 x 45 cm
The Haggin Museum, California, USA

Arnauts Playing Chess (The Draught Players), 1859 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Arnauts Playing Chess (The Draught Players) 1859

Oil Painting
$1313
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: GER-2865
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 40.3 x 28.6 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Camels at the Watering-Place, 1857 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Camels at the Watering-Place 1857

Oil Painting
$1550
SKU: GER-2866
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 75 x 120 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Egyptian Water Carrier, c.1882 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Egyptian Water Carrier c.1882

Oil Painting
$872
SKU: GER-2867
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Quaerens Quem Devoret, 1888 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Quaerens Quem Devoret 1888

Oil Painting
$1363
SKU: GER-2868
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 62.3 x 110 cm
Private Collection

Napoleon and His General Military Staff in Egypt, 1867 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Napoleon and His General Military Staff in Egypt 1867

Oil Painting
$3061
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: GER-2869
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 58.4 x 88.2 cm
Private Collection

Cafe House, Cairo (Casting Bullets), c.1870 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Cafe House, Cairo (Casting Bullets) c.1870

Oil Painting
$1459
Canvas Print
$51.82
SKU: GER-2870
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 54.6 x 62.9 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Nude Woman Bathing, c.1889 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Nude Woman Bathing c.1889

Oil Painting
$957
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: GER-2871
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 40.9 x 32.5 cm
Private Collection

Moorish Bath, Two Women (Turkish Bath), 1870 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Moorish Bath, Two Women (Turkish Bath) 1870

Oil Painting
$1233
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: GER-2872
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

The Syrian Shepherd, 1865 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Syrian Shepherd 1865

Oil Painting
$1515
SKU: GER-2873
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Arabs Arguing, 1871 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Arabs Arguing 1871

Oil Painting
$1349
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: GER-2874
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 30 x 24 cm
Private Collection

Pygmalion and Galatea, c.1890 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Pygmalion and Galatea c.1890

Oil Painting
$1355
Canvas Print
$56.15
SKU: GER-2875
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 88.9 x 68.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Mufti Reading in His Prayer Stool, c.1900 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Mufti Reading in His Prayer Stool c.1900

Oil Painting
$1473
SKU: GER-2876
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Summer Afternoon on a Lake, c.1895 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Summer Afternoon on a Lake c.1895

Oil Painting
$1417
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: GER-2877
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 59.7 x 92 cm
Private Collection

The Antique Pottery Painter: Sculpturæ vitam insufflat pictura, 1893 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Antique Pottery Painter: Sculpturæ vitam ... 1893

Oil Painting
$1405
Canvas Print
$52.73
SKU: GER-2878
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 50.1 x 68.8 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

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