DELAROCHE, Paul
(b. 1797, Paris, d. 1856, Paris)

Resting on the Banks of the Tiber

1834-43
Oil on panel, 20 x 26 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Delaroche's work is characterized by scrupulous accuracy in historical detail and a technique that incorporates a glossy finish. His compositions are highly theatrical, imitating waxworks or stage tableaux. He sometimes made wax or plaster models to help him achieve the best arrangement of the figures.