Paul Delaroche

1797 - 1856

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Hippolyte-Paul Delaroche (French pronunciation: [ipɔlit pɔl dəlaʁɔʃ]; Paris, 17 July 1797 – Paris, 4 November 1856) was a French painter who achieved his greater successes painting historical scenes. He became famous in Europe for his melodramatic depictions that often portrayed subjects from English and French history. The emotions emphasised in Delaroche's paintings appeal to Romanticism while the detail of his work along with the deglorified portrayal of historic figures follow the trends of Academicism and Neoclassicism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Delaroche has received more than 400,061 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Paul Delaroche is the 278th most popular painter (down from 274th in 2019), the 899th most popular biography from France (down from 862nd in 2019) and the 67th most popular French Painter.

Paul Delaroche is most famous for his painting "The Execution of Lady Jane Grey" which depicts the execution of Lady Jane Grey.

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Among painters, Paul Delaroche ranks 278 out of 2,023Before him are Zeuxis, Hendrick Avercamp, Jan Brueghel the Younger, Baldassare Peruzzi, Gerda Wegener, and Joachim Patinir. After him are Judith Leyster, Max Liebermann, Gabriele Münter, Philippe de Champaigne, Félix Vallotton, and Max Beckmann.

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Among people born in 1797, Paul Delaroche ranks 16Before him are Joseph Henry, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Charles Lyell, Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Alfred de Vigny, and Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. After him are Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Ferdinand von Wrangel, Maria Isabel of Braganza, Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg, Carlo Blasis, and Sojourner Truth. Among people deceased in 1856, Paul Delaroche ranks 7Before him are Robert Schumann, Heinrich Heine, Amedeo Avogadro, Max Stirner, Adolphe Adam, and Nikolai Lobachevsky. After him are Ivan Paskevich, Étienne Cabet, Ľudovít Štúr, 11th Dalai Lama, Théodore Chassériau, and Farkas Bolyai.

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In France

Among people born in France, Paul Delaroche ranks 899 out of 6,770Before him are Pierre Boulle (1912), Jules Ferry (1832), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Claudine Auger (1941), Richard I of Normandy (933), and Jean Giraud (1938). After him are Louis-Jules Trochu (1815), John I of Aragon (1350), Edgar Morin (1921), Jean-Claude Killy (1943), Claude Lelouch (1937), and Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Paul Delaroche ranks 67Before him are Jacques Callot (1592), Georges Rouault (1871), Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725), Henri Fantin-Latour (1836), Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824), and Martin Schongauer (1450). After him are Horace Vernet (1789), Albert Marquet (1875), Léon Bonnat (1833), Thomas Couture (1815), Jean-Marc Nattier (1685), and Claude Joseph Vernet (1714).