Joseph Nicolas Robert-Fleury
(August 8, 1797 - May 5, 1890) was a French painter
Born in Cologne
, he was sent by his family to Paris
, and after travelling in Italy returned to France and made his first appearance at the Salon
in 1824; his reputation, however, was not established until three years later, when he exhibited Tasso
at the Convent of Saint Onophrius
Endowed with a vigorous original talent, and with a vivid imagination, especially for the tragic incidents of history, he soon rose to fame, and in 1850 succeeded François Granet
as member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts
. In 1855, he was appointed professor and in 1863 director of the École des Beaux-Arts
, and in the following year he went to Rome
as director of the French Academy
in that city.
His son, Tony Robert-Fleury
, was also a painter.
- A Reading at Mme. de Sévigné's, Scene of St Bartholomew, Henry IV taken to the Louvre after his Assassination (1836)
- Triumphal Entry of Clovis at Tours (1838), at the Versailles Museum
- Le Colloque de Poissy (1840), at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris
- The Children of Louis XVI in the Temple (1840)
- Marino Faliero
- An Autodafé
- Galileo before the Holy Office, at the Luxembourg Museum
- Christopher Columbus received by the Spanish Court (1847), Musée du Luxembourg
- The Last Moments of Montaigne (1853) and Charles V in the Monastery of Yuste (1857).
The reception of Christopher Columbus by King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain in......