Gérôme, Jean Léon (zhäN lāôNˈ zhārōmˈ) [key], 1824–1904, French historical and genre painter. He enjoyed a successful career in his day. He studied with Delaroche and adhered to academic technique. A good draftsman and facile illustrator, he produced a large number of paintings, meticulous in execution. In his last years he gave up painting for sculpture. His painting The Cock Fight (1847) is in the Louvre.
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