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Antigone Gives Token Burial to the Body of Her Brother Polynices Print by Jules Eugene Lenepveu

Antigone Gives Token Burial to the Body of Her Brother Polynices

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The martyrs in the catacombs

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Antigone Gives Token Burial to the Body of Her Brother Polynices Print by Jules Eugene Lenepveu

Antigone Gives Token Burial to the Body of Her Brother Polynices

Jules Eugène Lenepveu Boussaroque de Lafont, known as Jules Eugène Lenepveu (1819 – 16 October 1898, Paris) was a French painter.

Born at Angers, he studied at the école des Beaux-Arts, and later he was a pupil of François-Édouard Picot in Paris. He entered the École nationale. After winning the Prix de Rome, he went to Rome to complete his education. He became famous for his vast historical canvases, including the ceilings of the Opéra de Paris (1869–1871; imitated by a Marc Chagall work), and of the theatre at Angers (1871). He was director of the French Academy in Rome from 1873 to 1878.

In 1900, 2 years after his death, a monument to him was put up in the courtyard of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, and a pedestrianised street in Angers was later named after him.


Works

The martyrs in the catacombs, 1855, Musée d'Orsay, oil on canvas,
The Muses, 1872, Musée d'Orsay, ceiling painting,
Joan of Arc as shepherdess, 1886 to 1890, Panthéon,
Joan of Arc in armour before Orléans, 1886 to 1890, Panthéon de Paris,
Joan of Arc at the stake in Rouen, 1886 to 1890, Panthéon de Paris,
Joan of Arc at Rheims for the coronation of king Charles VII, 1886 to 1890, Panthéon de Paris,

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