See also:born at
See also:Paris on the 13th of May 1774 . Becoming a
See also:pupil of
See also:Regnault, he carried off one of the three " grands prix " offered in 1796, in consequence of the competition not having taken place since 1793 . The pension was not indeed re-established, but Guerin fulfilled at Paris the conditions imposed upon a pensiennaire, and produced various
See also:works, one of which brought him prominently before the public . This
See also:work, "
See also:Marcus Sextus " (Louvre), exhibited at the
See also:Salon of 1799, excited
See also:enthusiasm, partly due to the subject,—a victim of Sulla's proscription returning to Rome to find his wife dead and his
See also:house in mourning—in which an allusion was found to the actual poet or painter has rendered so well the feeling for nature—the feeling not so much for details as for the ensemble and the divine universality, the feeling for the origin of things and the
See also:sovereign principle of
See also:life." The name of
See also:EUGENIE DE GUERIN (1805-1848), the
See also:sister of
See also:Maurice, cannot be omitted from any
See also:notice of him . Her
See also:Journals (1861, Eng. trans., 1865) and her Lettres (1864, Eng. trans., 1865) indicated the possession of gifts of as rare an
See also:order as those of her
See also:brother, though of a somewhat different kind . In her case mysticism assumed a
See also:form more strictly religious, and she continued to mourn her brother's loss of his early Catholic faith . Five years older than he, she cherished a love for him which was blended with a somewhat motherly anxiety . After his
See also:death she began the collection and publication of the scattered fragments of his writings . She died, however, on the 31st of May 1848, before her task was completed . situation of the emigres . Guerin on this occasion was publicly crowned by the
See also:president of the Institute, and before his departure for Rome (on the re-
See also:establishment of the Ecole under Suvee) a banquet was given to him by the most distinguished artists of Paris . In 1800, unable to remain in Rome on account of his
See also:health, he went to Naples, where he painted the "
See also:Grave of Amyntas." In 1802 Guerin produced "
See also:Phaedra and Hippolytus" (Louvre); in 181o, after his return to Paris, he again achieved a
See also:great success with "
See also:Andromache and
See also:Pyrrhus " (Louvre); and in the same
See also:year also exhibited " Cephalus and
See also:Aurora" (Collection Sommariva) and"
See also:Bonaparte and the Rebels of Cairo" (
See also:Versailles) .
The Restoration brought to Guerin fresh honours; he had received from the first
See also:consul in 1803 the
See also:cross of the
See also:Legion of
See also:Honour, and in 1815
See also:Louis XVIII. named him Academician . The success of Guerin's " Hippolytus " of " Andromache," of " Phaedra " and of " Clytaemnestra" (Louvre) had been ensured by the skilful selection of highly melodramatic situations, treated with the strained and pompous dignity proper to the
See also:art of the first
See also:empire; in "
See also:relating to
See also:Dido the disasters of Troy" (Louvre), which appeared side by side with " Clytaemnestra " at the Salon of 1817, the influence of the Restoration is plainly to be traced . In this work Guerin sought to captivate the public by an
See also:appeal to those sensuous charms which he had previously rejected, and by the introduction of picturesque elements of
See also:interest . But with this work Guerin's public successes came to a close . He was, indeed, commissioned to paint for the Madeleine a scene from the
See also:history of St Louis, but his health prevented him from accomplishing what he had begun, and in 1822 he accepted the
See also:post of director of the Ecole de Rome, which in 1816 he had refused . On returning to Paris in 1828, Guerin, who had previously been made chevalier of the order of St Michel, was ennobled . He now attempted to
See also:complete " Pyrrhus and
See also:Priam," a work which he had begun at Rome, but in vain; his health had finally broken down, and in the hope of improvement he returned to Italy with Horace
See also:Vernet . Shortly after his arrival at Rome Baron Guerin died, on the 6th of
See also:July 1833, and was buried In the
See also:church of La Trinita de' Monti by the side of
See also:Lorraine . A careful analysis and
See also:criticism of his
See also:principal works will be found in
See also:Meyer's Geschichte der franzosischen Malerei .
JEAN BAPTISTE PAULIN GUERIN (1783-1855)
GUERNIERI, or WERNER
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