Portrait of Jean Leon Gerome

Jean Leon Gerome Painting Reproductions 8 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

Before the Audience, 1881 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Before the Audience 1881

Oil Painting
$3000
Canvas Print
$61.64
SKU: GER-11494
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 73.7 x 59.7 cm
Private Collection

Conversation by the Fire, 1881 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Conversation by the Fire 1881

Oil Painting
$1648
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11495
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 46.4 x 38 cm
Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA

Bisharin Warrior, 1872 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Bisharin Warrior 1872

Oil Painting
$1065
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11496
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 29 x 21.5 cm
Private Collection

A Muezzin Calling the Faithful to Prayer, 1878 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

A Muezzin Calling the Faithful to Prayer 1878

Oil Painting
$2206
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11497
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 91.4 x 66 cm
Private Collection

Call to Prayer Cairo, 1880 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Call to Prayer Cairo 1880

Oil Painting
$2264
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11498
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 64.2 x 99 cm
Private Collection

Cleopatra Before Caesar, 1866 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Cleopatra Before Caesar 1866

Oil Painting
$2680
Canvas Print
$51.59
SKU: GER-11499
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 183 x 129.5 cm
Private Collection

Dance of the Saber in a Cafe, 1876 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Dance of the Saber in a Cafe 1876

Oil Painting
$1620
SKU: GER-11500
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 58.5 x 80 cm
Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, USA

Woman from Cairo Smoking a Cigarette, 1882 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Woman from Cairo Smoking a Cigarette 1882

Oil Painting
$1359
SKU: GER-11501
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 81.3 x 64.8 cm
Private Collection

L'Orientale (Almeh), 1882 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

L'Orientale (Almeh) 1882

Oil Painting
$1091
SKU: GER-11502
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 46.3 x 38.4 cm
Private Collection

Duc de la Rochefoucauld Doudeauville with His Terrier, 1875 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Duc de la Rochefoucauld Doudeauville with His Terrier 1875

Oil Painting
$1350
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11503
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 50.8 x 36.2 cm
Private Collection

Madeleine Gerome and Her Dolls, n.d. by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Madeleine Gerome and Her Dolls n.d.

Oil Painting
$1524
SKU: GER-11504
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 85.1 x 64.1 cm
Private Collection

Madeleine Gerome with Hat, 1883 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Madeleine Gerome with Hat 1883

Oil Painting
$926
SKU: GER-11505
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 54 x 45 cm
Private Collection

Egyptian Recruits Crossing the Desert, 1857 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Egyptian Recruits Crossing the Desert 1857

Oil Painting
$2267
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11506
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 61.9 x 106 cm
Private Collection

Greek Interior, 1850 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Greek Interior 1850

Oil Painting
$2377
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11507
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 64 x 88 cm
Private Collection

Home from the Hunt, 1876 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Home from the Hunt 1876

Oil Painting
$1650
SKU: GER-11508
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 73.5 x 61 cm
Private Collection

Jean Bart, 1862 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Jean Bart 1862

Oil Painting
$1250
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11509
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 32.5 x 27 cm
Private Collection

Louis XIV and Moliere, 1862 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Louis XIV and Moliere 1862

Oil Painting
$2970
SKU: GER-11510
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 42 x 75 cm
Private Collection

King Candaules, 1859 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

King Candaules 1859

Oil Painting
$2047
SKU: GER-11511
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 67.3 x 99 cm
Museo de Arte, Ponce

Memnon and Sesostris, 1856 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Memnon and Sesostris 1856

Oil Painting
$1023
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11512
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 35 x 49.5 cm
Private Collection

Pain of the Pasha - the Dead Tiger, 1885 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Pain of the Pasha - the Dead Tiger 1885

Oil Painting
$2970
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11513
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 92.7 x 73.6 cm
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, USA

Pho Xai (Nai Sombun), 1861 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Pho Xai (Nai Sombun) 1861

Oil Painting
$868
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11514
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 27 x 21.5 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Amedee Thierry, 1863 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Amedee Thierry 1863

Oil Painting
$2155
SKU: GER-11515
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 145.8 x 111 cm
Musee des Beaus-Arts, Blois, France

Portrait of Edouard Delessert, 1864 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Edouard Delessert 1864

Oil Painting
$1220
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11516
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 31.5 x 22 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Mademoiselle Durand, 1853 by Gerome | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Mademoiselle Durand 1853

Oil Painting
$1397
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GER-11517
Jean Leon Gerome
Original Size: 127 x 87 cm
Private Collection

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