Tony Robert-Fleury

Painting, Visual Artist

1837 – 1912

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Who was Tony Robert-Fleury?

Tony Robert-Fleury was a French painter.

He was born just outside Paris, and studied under his father Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury and under Delaroche and Léon Cogniet.

His first picture at the Salon, in 1866, was a large historical canvas, titled Varsovie, Scene de l'Insurrection polonaise, recalling the events of April 8, 1861 in Warsaw, when Russian troops quenched riots by force. In the following year, his "Old Women in the Place Navone, Rome" was bought for the Luxembourg Museum. In 1870, he painted a canvas of Le Dernier Jour de Corinthe, which obliquely commented on the situation of the besieged Paris, by describing the last day before the Roman legions looted and burned the ancient GreeK city. This painting won him the Medaille d'Honneur, and was hung in the Luxembourg Palace. In 1880, he painted a ceiling for the Luxembourg, representing "The Glorification of French Sculpture."

Robert-Fleury painted a Pinel a la Salpêtrière, which depicts the famed Father of Modern Psychiatry among the inmates of the asylum. Philippe Pinel in 1795, had been named chief doctor at the asylum, he had instituted more charitable and rational treatments, without chains.

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Sep 1, 1837
  • France
Lived in
  • France
Dec 8, 1912

on July 23, 2013


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