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Alix Apparaissant Au Masque by Tony Robert-Fleury Classical Art Prints
Alix Apparaissant Au Masque by Tony Robert-Fleury Classical Art Prints

Alix Apparaissant Au Masque

Alix Apparaissant Au Masque (Alix Appearing In The Mask) c1890 by French Painter Tony Robert-Fleury (1837 – 1912); known for his historical scenes, and as a prominent art teacher who developed many famous artist.

This illustration depicts scene I of act II of the Victor Hugo play Les Jumeaux, in which the character Alix de Ponthieu appears in the Iron Mask kneeling on the floor in the place he his being held as a prisoner.

In front of him is a stream of moon light coming in through window on the right and behind that stream of light is a woman dressed in white and holding a flower in her raised lift hand appears as if to be an apparition; while behind her is a jailer holding a lantern in his right, by his right side hand in the open doorway looking at them both.

This remastered digital classical art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.

Information Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Tony was the son of French Painter Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury (1797 – 1890), with whom he initially trained and then later under French Painter Paul Delaroche (1797 – 1856) and French Historical Painter Léon Cogniet (1794 – 1880) at the French School of Fine Arts – École des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) in Paris, France.

Tony is primarily known for his historical painting such as “Varsovie, Scène de l’Insurrection Polonaise”, which recalled the event in April 8, 1861 when Russian troops used force to surpress riots in Warsaw Poland; Old Women in the Place Navone, Rome, Le Dernier Jour de Corinthe (Last Day of Corinth) c1870; Pinel a la Salpêtrière c1876, which shows the famed Father of Modern Psychiatry, French Physician Philippe Pinel (1745 – 1826) among the inmates of the asylum; Charlotte Corday at Caen (1768 – 1793) c1875, which shows the woman deciding that the French Politician, Theorist Physician and Scientist Jean-Paul Marat (1743 – 1793) needed to be murdered; as well as many other important pieces.

He was also a prominent art professor at the Académie Julian in Paris, and at his atelier trained many students, some of which would become famous themselves in later years; including Lovis Corinth (1858 – 1925), Édouard Vuillard (1868 – 1940), Louise-Cécile Descamps-Sabouret (1855 – 1929) and Sir George Clausen (1852 – 1944).

Besides his artistic accomplishes Mr Fleury became president of the Société des artistes français, following William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905); was honored with the Commander of the Legion of Honour in 1907; and was elected president of the Taylor Foundation in 1908, a position he held until his death in 1911.

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