Alexandre Gabriel Decamps French Romantic Painter, 1803-1860.
Studied under Abel de Pujol.
Specializes in Orientalism.
Studied under Abel de Pujol. Specializes in Orientalism. French genre and historical painter, engraver, and lithographer. First known for his caricatures and illustrations, he turned to painting in thick impasto and strong color. One of his richest sources was the Middle East, which he depicted in vivid detail. Christ at the Praetorium 4' 8 3/4" x 3' 5 1/4" ( 144 x 104.5 cm ). Bequest of Alfred Chauchard, 1909.