The Romans in their Decadence
The Romans in their Decadence (French: Les Romains de la décadence) is a painting by the French artist Thomas Couture, first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1847, a year before the 1848 Revolution which toppled the July Monarchy. It was the most highly-praised work at the Salon. Reminiscent of the style of Raphael, it is typical of the French 'classic' style between 1850 and 1900. It now belongs to the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
- Linda Nochlin, Gustave Courbet: A Study of Style and Society (New York: Garland Publishing, 1976), 129-30.
- “Musée d’Orsay: Thomas Couture Romans during the Decadence.” Accessed March 3, 2020. https://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/works-in-focus/painting/commentaire_id/romans-during-the-decadence-2105.html?cHash=ca15e83794.