"Paris. b. at Vesoul, 1824. Pupil of Paul Delaroche and L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. Member of the Institute of France, officer of the Legion of Honor, and Chevalier of the order de l'aigle rouge. Grand Medal of Honor, Exposition Universelle, 1867, and Medal of Honor, Salon, 1874. " Gerome appears to have attained the moment of life in which the artist seems to have nothing to demand of the gods but that they will preserve the gifts they have made him intact. - Ch. Timbal, Gazette des Beaux Arts." [P. 23.]
Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 1883.