Paul Delaroche 1797–1856

Paintings in the Wallace Collection

Stephen Duffy

Date Published :
January 2010
Publisher :
Paul Holberton Publishing
Series :
Wallace Collection
Illustration :
60 illustrations
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Paul Delaroche was a hugely popular painter during his lifetime, first making his name with a series of historical scenes which enjoyed great acclaim at the Paris Salon. His renown extended far beyond his native country. Honored by almost every major academy, his pictures were sought by collectors in Britain, Germany, and Russia. One of his British patrons, Richard Seymour Conway (1800-1870), 4th Marquis of Hertford, acquired ten of his oil paintings and two watercolors. This group, one of the most extensive outside France, is in The Wallace Collection, which houses Lord Hertford's collections in what was once his London residence. Curator Stephen Duffy discusses in detail the twelve works, and in an introductory essay examines the life and career of the artist, on whom there will be also an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, 2010.

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