Hippolyte (Paul) Delaroche (July, 17, 1797 - November, 4, 1856) - a French painter, whose works - mainly paintings on historical subjects - were noted for its classical, straightforward style. He studier upon the tutorship of Paris-based painter Antoine-Jean. Later he he became one of the core members of the Parisian historical painters' circle alongside Eugene Delacroix and Theodore Gericault. His father-in-law, Horace Vernet, also was a prolific painter. Among his most famous works are the following: "Strafford Led to Execution" (1836), "Peter the Great" (1838), "The Princess in the Tower", "The Execution of Lady Jane Grey" (1833), "Bonaparte Crossing the Alps" (1848). One of his major lifetime works became a so-called hemicycle, painting depicting 75 greatest artists of all times, which took him 4 years to finish.