Plight of Emulation: Ernest Meissonier & French Salon Painti

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Plight of Emulation: Ernest Meissonier & French Salon Painti - Gotlieb, Marc J

By the time of Ernest Meissonier's death in 1891, he was among the most famous painters of the nineteenth century. Delacroix, for instance, had hailed him as the "incontestable master of our epoch" and had felt that Meissonier's posthumous reputation would be greater than his own. But Meissonier's renown quickly vanished, and to modernist critics ... Read More

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