(1847-1926) was a French artist, notable for his studies of classic scenes from antiquity. He was born in Beziers in South-West France on 24 June 1847, training as an artist first in Toulouse under Thomas Couture, then at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Alexandre Cabanel. He was an exponent of the romantic Academic art style, also known as art pompier (fireman's art), examples of which are the Death of Seneca (1875), The Gaul Ducar decapitates the Roman general Flaminus at the Battle of Trasimene (1882), The Sack of Rome by the barbarians in 410 (1890) and François Rude working on the Arc de Triomphe (1893).
ID: 72296 Locusta testing poison on a slave Joseph-Noël Sylvestre: Locusta testing poison on a slave. Oil on canvas.
maybe a sketch for the award-winning Locusta testing in Nero's presence the poison prepared for Britannicus (Locuste essaye, en presence de Neron, le poison prepare pour Britannicus).