Ange-Louis JANET-LANGE (Paris, 1811 - Paris, 1872)
The Amazon, Portrait of Madame de C ...
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower left
81 x 65 cm
Exhibition: Salon de Paris in 1846, under number 979
JANET LANGE entered the School of Fine Arts in 1833 where he was a pupil of Ingres, Horace Vernet and Collin. It began in the Salon of 1836 and sending 1859 was awarded a medal.
He painted hunting subjects, episodes of the Crimean War, Italy and Mexico. In 1846 he was commissioned by the Marshal Soult to paint a series of military uniforms.
He worked well in L'Illustration, Journal Amusant and Au Tour du Monde. He produced a number of lithographs, including several pieces of Louis Napoleon BONAPARTE, working with Horace VERNET drawings illustrating Napoleon's history.
Under the Second Empire, he becomes one of the official painters of the imperial epic, with prestigious commissions such as "La France illuminating the World" currently exposed at the Carnavalet Museum under the title "The Republic". Many of his works disappeared in the fire of the Tuileries. However, one can admire him, at Compiegne Museum, "Napoleon III hunting to shooting pheasant", or on deposit at military club Rennes "Napoleon III at Solferino", June 24, 1859, which was acquired by the Emperor after being exposed to Salon 1861.
Ange-Louis Janet is also illustrated in the painting of history: its imposing "Nero in the circus games" of 4 by 6 meters (1855) has so marked the collective imagination that we find it recomposed almost identically 104 years later in Ben-Hur by William WYLER.
Museums: Paris (Carnavalet), Ajaccio, Carpentras, Chambéry, Epinal, Rochefort, Tours ...