Delaunay, Julies-Elie

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Delaunay, Julies-Elie Gender: M
born on 13 June 1828 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Nantes, France, 47n13, 1w33
Timezone LMT m1w33 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 22°12' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 01°58 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 09°34'

Julies-Elie Delaunay (self portrait, ca 1860)


French academic painter.

He was born at Nantes in the Loire-Atlantique département of France. Delaunay studied under Flandrin, and at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris under Lamothe. He worked in the classicist manner of Ingres until, after winning the Prix de Rome, he went to Italy; in 1856, and abandoned the ideal of Raphaelesque perfection for the sincerity and severity of the quattrocentists.

After his return from Rome he was entrusted with many important commissions for decorative paintings, such as the frescoes in the church of St Nicholas at Nantes; the three panels of Apollo, Orpheus and Amphion at the Paris Opera house; and twelve paintings for the great hall of the council of state in the Palais Royal.

His Scenes from the Life of St Genevieve, which he designed for the Panthéon, remained unfinished at his death. The Musée d'Orsay has his famous Plague in Rome (shown at the Salon of 1869) and a nude figure of Diana; and the Nantes Museum, the Lesson on the Flute. In the last decade of his life he achieved great popularity as a portrait painter.

Jules-Élie Delaunay died in Paris on 5 September 1891 at age 63.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Didier Geslain quotes BR, email of 27 November 2013


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (painter)