Jerrold Seigel, 3 April 1997
Show More The Plight of Emulation: Ernest Meissonier and French Salon Painting by Marc Gotlieb.
Princeton, 264 pp., £33.50, May 1996, 0 691 04374 4Show More
“... Nearly forgotten today, Ernest Meissonier was the darling of the French Salon public during much of the 19th century. People flocked to see his meticulously executed, almost photographically precise, often very small pictures of battles, horses, landscapes, contemporary personalities and genre scenes; and even so forward-looking an observer as Delacroix thought Meissonier’s work as worthy to survive as anything then being produced ...”