Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, 1758-1823, was a French Romantic oil painter best known for his allegorical art and portraits. Prud'hon was at times clearly influenced by Neo-classicism, at other times by Romanticism. Appreciated by other artists and writers like Stendhal, Eugene Delacroix
and Baudelaire for his chiaroscuro and convincing realism, he was probably most famous for the painting Crucifixion (1822), which he painted for St. Etienne's Cathedral in Metz. Crucifixion now hangs in the Louvre. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.