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Pierre-Narcisse Guerin


Pierre-Narcisse Guerin

(b Paris, 13 March 1774; d Rome, 16 July 1833).

French painter, draughtsman and teacher. He was one of the most successful French painters working in the Neo-classical style at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th. He especially admired the art of Poussin and David, and derived inspiration from Greek mythology and from the Classical themes of the plays of Jean Racine. At the Salons in Paris he exhibited elegant compositions painted in a carefully controlled manner and with arresting chiaroscuro. He was never a prolific artist and, owing to ill-health, painted even less in his later years, devoting himself instead to teaching and to the directorship (1822–28) of the Académie de France in Rome.


Sappho on the Leucadian Cliff


Morpheus and Iris


Jeune fille en buste


Phedre et Hippolyte

Dido and Aeneas

c. 1815
Oil on canvas, 292 x 390 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Aurora and Cephalus

Clytemnestre hesitant avant de frapper Agamemnon endormi


Jeune femme en buste


L'Aurore et Cephale


Les bergers au tombeau d'Amyntas


Napoleon Pardoning the Rebels at Cairo

Oil on canvas, 365 x 500 cm
Musée National du Château, Versailles


Napoleon Pardoning the Rebels at Cairo


Henri de la Rochejaquelin

Oil on canvas, 216 x 142 cm
Musée Municipal, Cholet


Portrait de Chateaubriand sur fond de paysage montagneux 


Venus et Adonis


Orphee au tombeau d'Eurydice


The Artist's Daughter



Le Vigilant

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