Jerome-Martin Langlois (Paris, March 11, 1779 - Paris, December 28, 1838) received his training in the studio of Jacques-Louis David, the leading Neoclassical French painter, and became one of his favorite students. The two artists worked together on several important paintings, including Napoleon crossing the Alps (now at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna), in which Langlois painted the horse, and Leonidas at Thermopylae (Musee du Louvre, Paris).
Langlois won the second prize at the Prix de Rome in 1805 and the first prize in 1809, moving to Rome in the 1810s. A preparatory drawing of the painting that granted him the first place (Priam aux pieds d'Achilles) is in the collection of the Musee Magnin in Dijon, France. Since 1806 he regularly exhibited at the Salon (Paris) until 1837, winning the second prize in 1817 and first prize in 1819. In 1822, he became a Knight of the Legion of Honour. In 1824, he was in Brussel where he painted the portrait of Jacques-Louis David, which was exhibited in 1831. He was nominated member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
His paintings can be admired in several museums throughout France, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Angers (Enlevement de Dejanire), the Musee du Louvre (Le Peintre David), and the Palace of Versailles (Fr. duc d'Estrees; Marquis de Breze')
- "Jérôme-Martin Langlois". J. Paul Getty Museum. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
- E. Benezit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs & Graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays, tome troisieme, Paris, 1924
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