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Bann situates Delaroche and his wide-ranging oeuvre in the context of early nineteenth-century visual culture. From his early historical paintings to experimental pieces influenced by photography, the book analyzes each stage of Delaroche’s artistic development—as well as his major masterpieces such as The Execution of Lady Jane Grey and The Princes in the Tower. Bann also analyzes the numerous reproductions of Delaroche’s works in a variety of visual mediums, including engravings by Mercuri and Henriquel-Dupont, lithographs, popular prints, and the photographs that illustrated Delaroche’s first retrospective catalog.
An unparalleled and lushly illustrated study, Paul Delaroche restores a neglected master to his rightful place in nineteenth-century European art.
Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction: Rise and Fall of a Reputation
One Inscribing Self
Two Annunciation, Deposition, Martyrdom
Three Portraits to Panoramas
Four The Holy Family and Others
List of IllustrationsIndex