Jean-Léon Gérôme / The Four Seasons / 1850Jean-Léon Gérôme
The Four Seasons

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Creator Name: Gérôme, Jean-Léon
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1824 - 1904
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Jean-Léon Gérôme
Creator Name: Picou, Henry
Creator Dates/Places: 1824 - 1895
Creator Name-CRT: Henry Picou
Creator Name: Boulanger, Gustave Rodolphe
Creator Dates/Places: 1824 - 1888
Creator Name-CRT: Gustave Rodolphe Boulanger
Creator Name: Hamon, Jean-Louis
Creator Dates/Places: 1821 - 1874
Creator Name-CRT: Jean-Louis Hamon
Title: The Four Seasons
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1850
Creation End Date: 1850
Creation Date: 1850
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 56.3cm x 46.5cm
Inscriptions: Spring (upper left, on paper), by Picou, signed left: "H. P."; Summer (upper right), by Gérôme, inscribed below: "A Leur ami Got---Picou, Gérôme, Boulanger, Hamon"; "Autumn (lower left), by Boulanger, signed lower left: "G R Boulanger"; Winter (lower right), by Hamon, signed lower left: "Hamon". Inscribed on stretcher: "30 Mai 1850"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1980.263
Credit Line: Bequest of Noah L. Butkin
Context: Four artists collaborated on this canvas, each contributing a small representation of one of the seasons. The painting celebrates the election of the actor Edmont Got (1822-1901) to membership in the Comédie Française, the state theater of France. At the time, the four painters were living together in an artist's commune in Paris.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1980.263
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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