Nov 8, 2010
Oct 28, 2008

The Members of the Academy of Beaux-Arts Assembled to Jury the Rome Prize

The Members of the Academy of Beaux-Arts Assembled to Jury the Rome Prize

1841 or 1842

Paul Delaroche

(French, 1797–1856)

Pen and brown ink

Support: Cream modern laid paper, laid down on beige wove paper

Sheet: 16.4 x 29.2 cm (6 7/16 x 11 1/2 in.); Secondary Support: 28.4 x 42.9 cm (11 3/16 x 16 7/8 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2008.346



This sketch records a meeting of the jury of the Rome Prize, an annual award for promising students given by the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. The prize included a scholarship for several years of study in Rome amid treasures of ancient and Renaissance art. The Rome Prize long represented the first important step toward developing a solid official career as a painter in France. Although most of the men sketched here are unrecognizable, the one closest to the left appears to be the painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867). The identification allows us to correct the date of 1843 inscribed at the bottom of the drawing, for we know that Ingres did not participate as a jury member in 1843. Instead the sketch must date to 1841 or 1842.

See also
DR - French
Type of artwork: 

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email [email protected].

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.