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|Died||5 May 1890 (aged 92)|
Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury (8 August 1797 – 5 May 1890) was a French painter.
Born in Cologne, he was sent by his family to Paris, and after travelling in Italy returned to France and made his first appearance at the Salon in 1824; his reputation, however, was not established until three years later, when he exhibited Tasso at the Convent of Saint Onophrius.
Endowed with a vigorous original talent, and with a vivid imagination, especially for the tragic incidents of history, he soon rose to fame, and in 1850 succeeded François Granet as member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. In 1855, he was appointed professor and in 1863 director of the École des Beaux-Arts, and in the following year he went to Rome as director of the French Academy in that city.
Henry IV, After his Assassination
Galileo before the Holy Office
Looting of a house in Giudecca
Scene from the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
- Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury in the RKD
- Handelsblad (Het) 17-02-1887
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Robert-Fleury, Joseph Nicolas". Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 403.
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