Paris 1774-Rome 1833
French painter. He won enthusiastic recognition in 1799 for his Marius Sextus (Louvre). A defender of the classicism of J. L. David, he became director of the École de Rome in 1822. He counted among his pupils Delacroix, G??ricault, and Ary Scheffer, who were to launch the romantic school.
The Return of Marcus Sextus (mk05)
Canvas 85 1/2 x 95 1/2''(217 x 243 cmThere is no classical source for the subject .Salon of 1799;dated "an 7";acquired in 1830 INV