Style: Orientalist, Historical
Background: Gustave Clarence Rodolphe Boulanger was born in 1824 in Paris. He was a French figure painter known for his classical and Orientalist subjects.
Achievements: His paintings are prime examples of academic art of the time, particularly history painting. Boulanger had visited Italy, Greece, and North Africa, and his paintings reflect his attention to culturally correct details and skill in rendering the female form. His works include a Moorish Cafe (1848), Cæsar at the Rubicon (1865), the Promenade in the Street of Tombs, Pompeii (1869), and The Slave Market(1888). The recipient of many medals, he became a member of the Institute de France in 1882.