Paul Delaroche


Physical Description

Medium: oil and wax on wall
Dimensions: 390 x 2470 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1841-1842

Scholarly Commentary


The main image shows the central portion of Delaroche's large Hemicycle, where the most famous artists of Classical antiquity (left to right: Ictinus, Apelles, and Phidias) preside over allegorical figures of the arts. To the left of the stairs are Gothic and Greek art, while Roman and Renaissance face them on the right. See also the images of the left and right portions of the mural, where an elite group of artists are assembled, including Leonardo da Vinci and Nicholas Poussin.


  • Bann, Paul Delaroche, 204-210.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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