JULES-JOSEPH LEFEBVRE (1836-1911)
Lefebvre, born at Tournan, France on March 14, 1836, was a teacher at the Academie Julian, a favorite of many American art students (along with Boulanger, his colleague). At the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Lefebvre studied under Léon Cogniet (1794-1880), the teacher of Laurens and Bonnat.
Lefebvre's Death of Priam won the Prix de Rome in 1861, and he began a lifelong specialization in the female nude in 1866 with Nymph and Bacchus. The French government purchased La Vérité (Truth) in 1870 (Musée d'Orsay, Paris), a cold, expressionless standing nude carrying a beacon, in imitation of Ingres' La Source (see Weinberg, 1991, p. 231). Gammell (1986) de
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