Delaroche, Paul

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Delaroche, Paul Gender: M
Paul Hippolyte
born on 17 July 1797 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 24°48' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°07 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 09°23'

Paul Delaroche (Portrait by Eugène-Ferdinand Buttura)


French painter, known for the Hémicycle mural (1841), a 27-metre-(88.5 ft)-long Raphaelesque tableau in the hemicycle of the award theatre of the École des Beaux Arts, Paris.

He was trained by Antoine-Jean, Baron Gros, a painter of life-size historical subjects who had many students.

The first Delaroche picture exhibited was the large Jehosheba saving Joash (1822). This exhibition led to his acquaintance with Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix, with whom he formed the core of a large group of Parisian historical painters. He visited Italy in 1838 and 1843, when his father-in-law, Horace Vernet, was director of the French Academy in Rome. In 1845, he was elected into the National Academy of Design, New York, as an Honorary Academician.

Among his students were British landscape artist Henry Mark Anthony, British history painters Edward Armitage and Charles Lucy, and American painter/photographer Alfred Boisseau (1823–1901).

Delaroche's love for Horace Vernet's daughter Louise was the absorbing passion of his life. He married Louise in 1835, in which year he also exhibited Head of an Angel, which was based on a study of her. It is said that Delaroche never recovered from the shock of her death in 1845 at the age of 31.

He died on 4 November 1856 in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Vernet, Horace (born 1 July 1789). Notes: Father-in-law


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Dictionnaire critique de biographie et d'histoire: errata et supplément pour tous les dictionnaires historiques by Augustin Jal (1867), p. 484: "ll fut enregistré à la mairie du 4° arrondissement municipal de Paris, le 29 messidor an v (17 juillet 1797), sous le nom d'Hippolyte, né « à une heure du matin, rue de la Vrillière, no 10, division de la halle aux bleds, fils de Gregoire-Hippolyte et de Marie Catherine Bégat son épouse, mariés, à St-Germain en Laye, en may 1788."

Translation: He was registered at the town hall of the 4th municipal district of Paris, 29 Messidor year V (17 July 1797), under the name of Hippolyte, born "at one in the morning, rue Vrilliere, No. 10, son of Gregoire-Hippolyte and Marie Catherine Begat, his wife, married in St Germain en Laye in May 1788."


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)