Great Paintings: The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey
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There are few paintings more dramatic than The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche. A fine example of history painting, the piece represents a golden age in the genre.

History painting rose to special prominence in nineteenth century England, with many artists borrowing subjects from European and English history for their work. Aside from…