People in history paintings being very dramatic and hoping for a quieter tomorrow. French. Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard, artist (1780-1850). Son of the rather more famous Jean-Honoré Fragonard, he learned to paint from his father, following up with lessons from Jacques-Louis David.

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“Scène de massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy, dans l’appartement de la reine de Navarre.” 1836. French. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alexandre-%C3%89variste_Fragonard_-_Sc%C3%A8ne_du_massacre_de_la_Saint-Barth%C3%A9l%C3%A9my_(1836).jpg
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“Saladin à Jérusalem.” ca. 1830-1850. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper. Image source: Moreau.henri, Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:234_Alexandre-Evariste_Fragonard_Saladin_%C3%A0_J%C3%A9rusalem.jpg
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“The Triumph of Homer.” ca. 1830-1840. French. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower left. Image © Didier Aaron. Fair use license. via https://www.didieraaron.com/project/alexandre-evariste-fragonard-2/?lang=en

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