Portrait of Jean Leon Gerome

Jean Leon Gerome Painting Reproductions 2 of 9

1824-1904

French Academic Classicism Painter

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

Prayer in the Desert, 1864 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Prayer in the Desert 1864

Oil Painting
$1242
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-2879
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 48.5 x 81.3 cm
Private Collection

Bathers by the Edge of a River, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Bathers by the Edge of a River n.d.

Oil Painting
$844
SKU: GER-2880
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Harem Women Feeding Pigeons in a Courtyard, 1894 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Harem Women Feeding Pigeons in a Courtyard 1894

Oil Painting
$1195
Canvas Print
$55.12
SKU: GER-2881
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 60.3 x 81.6 cm
Private Collection

Master of the Hounds, 1876 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Master of the Hounds 1876

Oil Painting
$1471
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-2882
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 33 x 25 cm
Private Collection

The Grand Bath at Bursa, 1885 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Bath at Bursa 1885

Oil Painting
$1777
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-2883
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 70 x 100.5 cm
Private Collection

The Women's Bath, 1889 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Women's Bath 1889

Oil Painting
$1338
Canvas Print
$62.04
SKU: GER-2884
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 67.7 x 54.6 cm
Private Collection

The First Kiss of the Sun (The Pyramids), n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The First Kiss of the Sun (The Pyramids) n.d.

Oil Painting
$1338
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-2885
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 54 x 100.4 cm
Private Collection

The Terrace of the Seraglio, 1886 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Terrace of the Seraglio 1886

Oil Painting
$2108
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-2886
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 82 x 122 cm
Private Collection

Moorish Bath, c.1880/85 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Moorish Bath c.1880/85

Oil Painting
$1450
Canvas Print
$61.09
SKU: GER-2887
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 73.7 x 59.7 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

The Dance of the Almeh (The Belly-Dancer), 1863 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Dance of the Almeh (The Belly-Dancer) 1863

Oil Painting
$2031
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-3296
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 50.2 x 81.3 cm
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio, USA

The Carpet Merchant, c.1887 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Carpet Merchant c.1887

Oil Painting
$4083
Canvas Print
$58.52
SKU: GER-3901
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 86 x 68.7 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

Whirling Dervishes, 1899 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Whirling Dervishes 1899

Oil Painting
$2829
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-3956
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 72.5 x 94 cm
Private Collection

Jerusalem (Golgotha, Consummatum Est, Crucifixion), 1867 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Jerusalem (Golgotha, Consummatum Est, Crucifixion) 1867

Oil Painting
$1653
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-4838
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 82 x 144 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Bacchante, 1883 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Bacchante 1883

Oil Painting
$1138
Canvas Print
$55.70
SKU: GER-5739
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 47.5 x 47.5 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Nantes, France

The Slave Market, c.1866/67 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Slave Market c.1866/67

Oil Painting
$2361
Canvas Print
$55.52
SKU: GER-8495
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 84.3 x 63 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

The Guard of the Harem, 1859 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Guard of the Harem 1859

Oil Painting
$1269
SKU: GER-8497
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Colossus of Memnon, 1857 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Colossus of Memnon 1857

Oil Painting
$1471
Canvas Print
$60.01
SKU: GER-11357
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Arnaut of Cairo, 1871 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Arnaut of Cairo 1871

Oil Painting
$1258
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11358
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 25.4 x 20 cm
Private Collection

Pool in a Harem, c.1876 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Pool in a Harem c.1876

Oil Painting
$1738
Canvas Print
$63.54
SKU: GER-11359
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 73.5 x 62 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Slave Market in Ancient Rome, c.1884 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Slave Market in Ancient Rome c.1884

Oil Painting
$3211
Canvas Print
$72.73
SKU: GER-11360
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 92 x 74 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Duel after a Masked Ball, 1857 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Duel after a Masked Ball 1857

Oil Painting
$1573
Canvas Print
$62.79
SKU: GER-11361
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 68 x 99 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Duel After the Masquerade, c.1857/59 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Duel After the Masquerade c.1857/59

Oil Painting
$1338
Canvas Print
$85.18
SKU: GER-11362
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 39.1 x 56.3 cm
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA

At the End of the Masked Ball, 1867 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

At the End of the Masked Ball 1867

Oil Painting
$1474
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11363
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: unknown
Musee Conde, Chantilly, France

The Tulip Folly, 1882 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Tulip Folly 1882

Oil Painting
$1767
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11364
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 65.4 x 100 cm
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA

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