- Museum number
- Object: L'hémicycle de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts
Frieze-like composition on three plates, reproducing the fresco executed by Delaroche for the hemicycle at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris: classical setting with, at centre, three semi-draped male figures (Ictinus, Apelles, Phidias) representing the three major arts, seated enthroned at the top of some stairs upon which are seated four female figures symbolizing Greek art, Roman art, Gothic art, and Renaissance art; at the bottom of the stairs, crouched nude figure personifying Fame giving out laurel wreaths; on each side of this central group are depicted major figures of art history; at left, nineteen painters and fourteen sculptors; at right, thirteen architects and twenty-one painters; lettered proof. 1847/52
Etching and engraving, on chine collé
- Production date
Height: 528 millimetres
Width: 1119 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1927,1001.3.1-3 for comment.
The plates are stamped with register numbers 1854,0513.81, 81.* and 81.**.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired under the Copyright Act
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number