Portrait of Jean Leon Gerome

Jean Leon Gerome Painting Reproductions 5 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

View of Baalbek, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

View of Baalbek n.d.

Oil Painting
$792
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11418
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 22.8 x 31.7 cm
Private Collection

Prayer in the Mosque, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Prayer in the Mosque n.d.

Oil Painting
$1180
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11419
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 23.1 x 34.2 cm
Private Collection

Egyptian Grain-Cutters, 1859 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Egyptian Grain-Cutters 1859

Oil Painting
$1062
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11420
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 43 x 75 cm
Private Collection

A Bashi-Bazouk, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

A Bashi-Bazouk n.d.

Oil Painting
$1317
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11421
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 26 x 21.4 cm
Private Collection

Woman of Constantinople, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Woman of Constantinople n.d.

Oil Painting
$1218
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11422
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 40.6 x 32.4 cm
Private Collection

A Joke (Arnaut Blowing Tobacco Smoke at the Nose of His Dog), 1882 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

A Joke (Arnaut Blowing Tobacco Smoke at the Nose ... 1882

Oil Painting
$2188
Canvas Print
$76.04
SKU: GER-11423
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 60 x 73 cm
Private Collection

Arnaut with Two Whippets Dogs, 1867 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Arnaut with Two Whippets Dogs 1867

Oil Painting
$1371
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11424
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 35 x 25 cm
Private Collection

Horses Kept by a Slave, 1875 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Horses Kept by a Slave 1875

Oil Painting
$1685
Canvas Print
$74.53
SKU: GER-11425
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 78 x 63 cm
Private Collection

Veiled Circassian Beauty, 1876 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Veiled Circassian Beauty 1876

Oil Painting
$1199
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11426
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 40.7 x 32.6 cm
Private Collection

Egyptian Girl, 1877 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Egyptian Girl 1877

Oil Painting
$1293
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11427
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 46.7 x 38.1 cm
Private Collection

Return to the Palace, 1892 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Return to the Palace 1892

Oil Painting
$1269
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11428
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 63.5 x 47.6 cm
Private Collection

The Retreating Lions, 1902 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Retreating Lions 1902

Oil Painting
$2574
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11429
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 83.2 x 129.5 cm
Private Collection

Lioness and Cubs, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Lioness and Cubs n.d.

Oil Painting
$1399
SKU: GER-11430
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 67.5 x 100.5 cm
Private Collection

Interior of a Mosque, c.1890/99 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Interior of a Mosque c.1890/99

Oil Painting
$1940
Canvas Print
$58.27
SKU: GER-11431
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 59.3 x 89.8 cm
Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, New York, USA

Napoleon Bonaparte Before the Sphinx, c.1867/68 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Napoleon Bonaparte Before the Sphinx c.1867/68

Oil Painting
$1474
Canvas Print
$74.14
SKU: GER-11432
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 60.3 x 101 cm
Private Collection

The Doorway to the Mosque El Assaneyn in Cairo where the heads of the Rebel Beys were exposed by Salek-Kachef, 1866 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Doorway to the Mosque El Assaneyn in Cairo ... 1866

Oil Painting
$1455
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11433
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 54 x 43.8 cm
Private Collection

An Arab Caravan, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

An Arab Caravan n.d.

Oil Painting
$1536
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11434
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 41.9 x 62.8 cm
Private Collection

Leaving the Mosque, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Leaving the Mosque n.d.

Oil Painting
$1622
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11435
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 55.3 x 79.4 cm
Private Collection

The Pyrrhic Dance, 1885 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Pyrrhic Dance 1885

Oil Painting
$2939
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11436
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 65 x 81 cm
Private Collection

The Pyrrhic Dance (Detail), 1885 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Pyrrhic Dance (Detail) 1885

Oil Painting
$1937
Canvas Print
$72.73
SKU: GER-11437
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

View of Cairo, 1891 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

View of Cairo 1891

Oil Painting
$3035
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11438
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 69.8 x 130 cm
Private Collection

The Carpet Merchant of Cairo, 1869 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Carpet Merchant of Cairo 1869

Oil Painting
$2247
SKU: GER-11439
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 81 x 55.9 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

Camels at the Watering Place, 1894 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Camels at the Watering Place 1894

Oil Painting
$1638
Canvas Print
$51.19
SKU: GER-11440
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 56 x 81.5 cm
Private Collection

Camels at the Watering Place (Detail), 1894 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Camels at the Watering Place (Detail) 1894

Oil Painting
$1199
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11441
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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