Portrait of Jean Leon Gerome

Jean Leon Gerome Painting Reproductions 7 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

Night on the Desert (Tiger Resting in the Moonlight), 1884 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Night on the Desert (Tiger Resting in the Moonlight) 1884

Oil Painting
$1166
SKU: GER-11470
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 25.5 x 46 cm
Private Collection

Whoever You Are, Here Is Your Master (Love, The Conqueror), n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Whoever You Are, Here Is Your Master (Love, The ... n.d.

Oil Painting
$1707
SKU: GER-11471
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 99.7 x 160 cm
Private Collection

Prayer in a Mosque, 1892 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Prayer in a Mosque 1892

Oil Painting
$1857
Canvas Print
$53.09
SKU: GER-11472
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 65.5 x 92.7 cm
Private Collection

A Moorish Bath (Turkish Woman Bathing), 1870 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

A Moorish Bath (Turkish Woman Bathing) 1870

Oil Painting
$1297
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11473
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 81.5 x 65.5 cm
Private Collection

Pifferari in London, 1870 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Pifferari in London 1870

Oil Painting
$1283
SKU: GER-11474
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 50.7 x 41.2 cm
Private Collection

Chariot Race (Circus Maximus), 1876 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Chariot Race (Circus Maximus) 1876

Oil Painting
$4853
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11475
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 86.3 x 156 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Portrait of a Woman, 1851 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Woman 1851

Oil Painting
$1547
Canvas Print
$58.92
SKU: GER-11476
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 92.6 x 73.7 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Markos Botsaris, 1874 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Markos Botsaris 1874

Oil Painting
$2071
Canvas Print
$57.43
SKU: GER-11477
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 70.2 x 54.6 cm
Private Collection

Spring in Arabia, c.1888 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Spring in Arabia c.1888

Oil Painting
$931
SKU: GER-11478
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 27.3 x 38.8 cm
Private Collection

The Entrance of the Bull, 1886 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Entrance of the Bull 1886

Oil Painting
$2931
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11479
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 45.7 x 72.6 cm
Private Collection

Japanese Imploring a Divinity, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Japanese Imploring a Divinity n.d.

Oil Painting
$1377
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11480
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 71 x 59.1 cm
Private Collection

Guitar Player (Greek Singer), n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Guitar Player (Greek Singer) n.d.

Oil Painting
$1359
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11481
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 56 x 80 cm
Private Collection

The Pyramids, Sunrise, 1895 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Pyramids, Sunrise 1895

Oil Painting
$1455
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11482
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 51 x 82.5 cm
Private Collection

Prayer in the Mosque of Caid Bey in Cairo, 1895 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Prayer in the Mosque of Caid Bey in Cairo 1895

Oil Painting
$1707
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11483
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 77.5 x 101.5 cm
Private Collection

Sais and His Donkey, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Sais and His Donkey n.d.

Oil Painting
$1397
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11484
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 72.4 x 60 cm
Private Collection

Woman of Cairo at Her Door, 1897 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Woman of Cairo at Her Door 1897

Oil Painting
$1371
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11485
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 82 x 67 cm
Private Collection

Thirst, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Thirst n.d.

Oil Painting
$1236
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11486
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 49.5 x 81.3 cm
Private Collection

The End of the Session, 1886 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The End of the Session 1886

Oil Painting
$1928
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11487
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 48.3 x 40.6 cm
Private Collection

Bathers of the Harem, 1901 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Bathers of the Harem 1901

Oil Painting
$2245
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11488
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 99.7 x 80.6 cm
Private Collection

Nude Woman, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Nude Woman n.d.

Oil Painting
$1375
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11489
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 41.2 x 32.5 cm
Private Collection

An Arab and His Dogs, 1875 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

An Arab and His Dogs 1875

Oil Painting
$1352
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11490
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 55 x 37.5 cm
Private Collection

The Saddle Bazaar, Cairo (Arab Purchasing a Bride), 1881 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

The Saddle Bazaar, Cairo (Arab Purchasing a Bride) 1881

Oil Painting
$1916
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11491
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 81.3 x 65 cm
The Haggin Museum, California, USA

Arnauts of Cairo at the Gate of Bab el Nasr, 1861 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Arnauts of Cairo at the Gate of Bab el Nasr 1861

Oil Painting
$1399
Canvas Print
$55.26
SKU: GER-11492
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 50 x 37.5 cm
Private Collection

Bashi Bazouk Chief, 1881 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Bashi Bazouk Chief 1881

Oil Painting
$1489
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11493
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 59.7 x 72.4 cm
Private Collection

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