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Allegory, craft, and the unrelenting dictatorship of the Academy.

Portrait of Marie Antoinette

Portrait of Marie Antoinette

Joseph Ducreux1769
Portrait of an Aristocrat in Uniform

Portrait of an Aristocrat in Uniform

Joseph Ducreux1785-1790

Alexandre Cabanel

Favorite of the salon, a classical painter with an erotic edge

1823-1889

Lawrence Alma-Tadema

The worst painter of the 19th century

1836-1912

Gottfried Lindauer

Anthropology or exploitation? Portraits of the Māori

1839-1926
Albaydé

Albaydé

Alexandre Cabanel1848
Dante and Virgil in Hell

Dante and Virgil in Hell

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1850

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo

A childhood introduction to death leads to success, at a price

1857-1890

Marie Bashkirtseff

"To live so filled with ambition, and at the end, oblivion!"

1858-1884
Nymph and Satyr

Nymph and Satyr

Alexandre Cabanel1860
The Education of the Children of Clovis

The Education of the Children of Clovis

Lawrence Alma-Tadema1861
Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

Alexandre Cabanel1868
La Comtesse de Keller

La Comtesse de Keller

Alexandre Cabanel1873
Pandora

Pandora

Alexandre Cabanel1873
Echo

Echo

Alexandre Cabanel1874
Virgin Comforter

Virgin Comforter

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1875
The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist

The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1875
Pieta

Pieta

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1876
Phaedra

Phaedra

Alexandre Cabanel1880
A Young Woman Reading

A Young Woman Reading

Marie Bashkirtseff1880
Sappho and Alcaeus

Sappho and Alcaeus

Lawrence Alma-Tadema1881
The Tepidarium

The Tepidarium

Lawrence Alma-Tadema1881
In the Studio

In the Studio

Marie Bashkirtseff1881
At a Book

At a Book

Marie Bashkirtseff1882
Rebecca et Eliézer

Rebecca et Eliézer

Alexandre Cabanel1883
The Umbrella

The Umbrella

Marie Bashkirtseff1883
The death of Girardot in Bárbula

The death of Girardot in Bárbula

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo1883
The Meeting

The Meeting

Marie Bashkirtseff1884
The First Mourning

The First Mourning

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1888
The Roses of Heliogabalus

The Roses of Heliogabalus

Lawrence Alma-Tadema1888
An Eloquent Silence

An Eloquent Silence

Lawrence Alma-Tadema1890
Unconscious Rivals

Unconscious Rivals

Lawrence Alma-Tadema1893
Spring

Spring

Lawrence Alma-Tadema1894
The Abduction of Psyche

The Abduction of Psyche

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1895
The Sole Witness

The Sole Witness

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl1898
The Madonna of the Lilies

The Madonna of the Lilies

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1899
The Virgin With Angels

The Virgin With Angels

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1900
Silver Favourites

Silver Favourites

Lawrence Alma-Tadema1903