Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Anne Louis

BORN 5 Jan 1767, Montargis, Loiret - DIED 19 Dec 1824, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 28, ligne 02, R, 30)

Anne-Louis Girodet lost his parents as a young adult. The physician Benoît-François Trioson became his guardian and adopted him and Anne-Louis took his name. He studied architecture and then painting under J.L. David. In 1787 he won de Grand Prix de Rome with his painting of "The Story of Joseph and his Brethren". He went to Italy in 1789. There he painted "Hippocrate refusant les presents d'Artaxerxes and Endymion-dormant", now at the Louvre in Paris. He returned to France in 1793 where often painted portraits. He painted the future Napoleon I and several other members of the Bonapart family. In 1806 he exhibited "Scène de déluge", now also at the Louvre.

Girodet won several import prizes, was a member of the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture as well as the Institute de France and he was awarded the Légion d'honneur. But working day and night and other habits had damaged his health by the time he was in his forties. He later works included "Tête de Vierge" (1812) and "Pygmalion et Galatée" (1819). He died in 1824 in Paris.

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The grave of Anne Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (01 Nov 2022)


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Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson - Wikipedia

Gisborne, Maria

Published: 11 Mar 2023
Last update: 11 Mar 2023