Painting - Oil On Canvas
This is a reproduction of the “Vercingetorix” by Lionel Royer of 1899. The artist was French and was discovered by his general when he volunteered for the Franco-Purssian War in 1870 at the age of eighteen. He studied under Cabanel and Bouguereau and won the Prix de Rome in 1882. He had an active career concentrating on historical paintings, particularly concerning Joan of Arc. He died in 1926. This work was one of his most acclaimed and was created when he was forty-seven years old. It is an oil on canvas in the Museum Crozatier at Puy-en-Velay, France.
May 15th, 2021
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