"(Fr.) born at vesoul, France, 1824. Went to Paris in 1841, and entered the studio of Paul Delaroche, at the same time following the course of L'Ecole des Beaux Arts. In 1884 he accompanied Delaroche to Italy. He made his debut at the Salon of 1847. In 1853 and 1846 he traveled in Egypt and Turkey, studying closely the history and customs of those countries. medals, Paris, 1847, 1848, 1855 (Exposition Universelle). Medal of the institute, 1865. Medal of Honor, Exposition Universelle, 1867. Medals of Honor, 1874. Medal for sculpture, and one of the eight grand medals of honor, Exposition Universelle, 1878. Legion of Honor, 1855. Officer of the same, 1867. Commander, 1878. Chevalier of the Ordre de L'Aigle Rouge and member of the Institute of France (1878.], professor in L'Ecole des Beaux Arts. ' Horace Vernet said of Gerome, that he saw his picture finished before he touched the canvas. This prevision is a rare gift. * * * 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 intact, the gifts they have made him.' - Ch. Timbal, Gazette des Beaux Arts."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.