Romans in the Decadence of the Empire
Thomas Couture - 1844-1847
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This is a significant artwork for Academism
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Couture's most famous work and main attraction of the Salon of 1847. This very large canvas can be seen as the founding work of the Academic style.

The author of the catalogue of the 1847 Salon was very enthusiastic; "This is a new era for painting" he wrote.

Owner/Location: Musée d'Orsay  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1844-1847
Artist age:Approximately 32 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 472 cm (185.83 in.), Width: 772 cm (303.94 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member Josselin on 23 May 2013.
Exhibition History
1847 - Salon of 1847 (Musée du Louvre)
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