Paul Delaroche Locations
Painter and sculptor, son of Gregoire-Hippolyte Delaroche. Though he was offered a post in the Bibliotheque Nationale by his uncle, Adrien-Jacques Joly, he was determined to become an artist. As his brother Jules-Hippolyte was then studying history painting with David, his father decided that Paul should take up landscape painting, and in 1816 he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts to study under Louis-Etienne Watelet (1780-1866). Having competed unsuccessfully for the Prix de Rome for landscape painting, he left Watelet studio in 1817 and worked for a time with Constant-Joseph Desbordes (1761-1827). In 1818 he entered the studio of Antoine-Jean Gros, where his fellow pupils included Richard Parkes Bonington, Eugene Lami and Camille Roqueplan.
Cardinal Mazarin's Last Sickness
57 x 97 cm Wallace Collection, London Two once famous pictures by Delaroche in the Wallace Collection illustrate the contrasting last days of the two great French Cardinals, Mazarin eager for wealth, Richelieu thirsting for revenge. Artist: DELAROCHE, Paul Title: Cardinal Mazarin's Last Sickness , painting Date: 1801-1850 French : historical