Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury by Gaston Thys
8 August 1797|
5 May 1890 (aged 92)|
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.
His pupils were Marie-Adélaïde Baubry-Vaillant, David Bles, Marguerite Jacquelin, Charles Désiré Hué, Leon Kapliński, Henri Le Riche, Eugène Mulertt, and Gaston Renault. His son, Tony Robert-Fleury, was also a painter.
- A Reading at Mme. de Sévigné's, Scene of St Bartholomew, Henry IV taken to the Louvre after his Assassination (1836)
- Triumphal Entry of Clovis at Tours (1838), at the Versailles Museum
- Le Colloque de Poissy (1840), at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris
- The Children of Louis XVI in the Temple (1840)
- Marino Faliero
- An Autodafé
- Galileo before the Holy Office, at the Luxembourg Museum
- Christopher Columbus received by the Spanish Court (1847), Musée du Luxembourg
- The Reception of Christopher Columbus by King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain in Barcelona (1846)
- Looting of a house at the Giudecca from Venice to the Middle Ages (1855)
- The Last Moments of Montaigne (1853) and Charles V in the Monastery of Yuste (1857)
- 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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