La Femme Foudroyée by Achille-Etna Michallon

La Femme Foudroyée by Achille-Etna Michallon

La Femme Foudroyée
Oil on canvas
Le Louvre, Paris, France

Michallon painted La Femme Foudroyée for the Prix de Rome for historic landscape. The Prix de Rome, a French scholarship for arts students was established in 1663. Winners were awarded a student bursary to stay in Rome for three to five years.

Achille-Etna Michallon
Born 22 October 1796, Paris, France
Nationality: French
Died: 24 September 1822, Paris, France

Michallon was a prodigiously talented artist who tragically died at the very young age of 25. He was the son of a sculptor and studied under Jacques-Louis David and Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes. In 1817, he won the Prix de Rome for landscape painting. He studied in Italy for two years but died of pneumonia before he could develop what he had learned

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