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Anne-Louis Girodet, born in Montargis, was one of the principal painters of the
Napoleonic era. He was a pupil of Jacques-Louis David. He traveled to
Rome, circa 1789 and remained there until 1795. He first exhibited at
The Paris Salon in 1793.
He was first and foremost a history painter and
in 1810 was awarded a prize for the finest history painting of the past
decade. He was employed by Napoleon to decorate the Imperial Apartments
at Compiegne and provided illustrations for editions of the writings of
Virgil and Racine.
Works by Girodet can be seen in The Louvre, The
Hermitage, St. Petersburg, The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The J. Paul Getty
Museum, Los Angeles, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The
Musee Girodet at Montargis holds a large collection of his work.
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