(b. 1798, Charenton-Saint-Maurice, d. 1863, Paris)

Justice (detail)

Oil and virgin wax on plaster
Salon du Roi, Palais Bourbon, Paris

Art historians enumerated the many reminiscences in the decoration of the Salon du Roi. They form part of the 'dictionary' that Delacroix had constituted for his own use, and a recreation in his own colours and forms of illustrious works from the past. Thus, In the frieze of Justice, the old man offers a clear parallel with the Prophet Jeremiah in the Sistine Chapel.