Collection: Luc-Olivier Merson (French 1846-1920)

A Painter and illustrator. Son of Charles Olivier Merson (1822-1902), trained by Pils and Chassevent. He won the Prix de Rome in 1869. Became a leading exponent of Classicism in France, and received numerous commissions under the Third Republic for decorative cycles in public buildings. Member of the Institut in 1892 and Professor at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1894, later resigning in protest against the lowering of standards in modern art. (
  • Salome with the Head of John the Baptist

    Luc-Olivier Merson, French (1846-1920)

    Salome with the Head o...


    Original Lithograph,
    issued by L'Estampe Moderne
    Issue Number 24, April 1899.
    Printed by F. Champenois, Paris.
    Blindstamp lower right in margin.
    Signed in the stone lower left.


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