Jérôme-Martin Langlois

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Jérôme-Martin Langlois
Jérôme-Martin Langlois, by Jérôme-Martin Langlois.jpg
Jérôme-Martin Langlois c. 1830 self portrait
Born(1779-03-01)1 March 1779
Died28 December 1838(1838-12-28) (aged 59)
Known forPainting
Notable workGénérosité d'Alexandre
MovementNeoclassical style
  • Jerome Langlois (father)

Jerome-Martin Langlois (11 March 1779 – 28 December 1838) was a French Neoclassical style painter. He was trained by painter Jacques-Louis David and he was a Knight of the Legion of Honour.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Paris on 11 March 1779.[1] His father (Jerome Langlois) was a miniature painter.[2] He 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).[3]


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 until 1837, winning the second prize in 1817 and first prize in 1819. Langlois's Diana and Endymion of 1822 was comissioned by Louis XVIII for his Salon of Diane at the Palace of Versailles.[4][5] It was displayed at the Musée de Picardie from 1878 and has been missing since World War I.[5] It may be in the private collection of the American performer Madonna.[5] In 1824 he was in Brussels, where he painted the portrait of Jacques-Louis David, which was exhibited in 1831.[6]


In 1817 his painting Cassandra Imploring the Vengeance of Minerva Against Ajax was exhibited at the 1817 Paris Salon and earned a second-class medal.[7] In 1819 his painting the Générosité d'Alexandre was exhibited at the 1819 Salon and won a first-prize medal.[8] In 1822, he became a Knight of the Legion of Honour.[6]



  1. ^ Perkins, Charles Callahan; Champlin, John Denison (1905). Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan. p. 18. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Jérome Martin Langlois 1779 - 1838". Sciencemuseumgroup. The Science Museum Group. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Jérôme-Martin Langlois". J. Paul Getty Museum. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  4. ^ Mirzoeff, Nicholas (2019). Silent Poetry: Deafness, Sign, and Visual Culture in Modern France. Princeton University Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-691-19450-9. OCLC 1079006653.
  5. ^ a b c Willsher, Kim (17 January 2023). "French city believes Madonna may own artwork lost in war – and asks for loan". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 January 2023.
  6. ^ a b E. Benezit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs & Graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays, tome troisieme, Paris, 1924
  7. ^ "Cassandra Imploring Athena for Revenge Against Ajax". Met Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  8. ^ The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal. Los Angeles: J Paul Getty Museum Publications. 1987. p. 198. ISBN 9780892361335. Retrieved 22 January 2023.