(1804 – 1892) was a French artist
, born in Paris
. Signol died in Montmorency, Val-d'Oise
. Although he lived during the Romantic
period, his classical background kept him from succumbing to Impressionism
Signol painted a portrait of Hector Berlioz at the Académie de France à Rome, Villa Medici, during the composer's stay upon his winning the Grand Prix de Rome in 1832. Two years earlier, Signole had won the grand prize for the same competition's painting category with Titulus Crucis. Four of his paintings are housed at the Saint-Sulpice cathedral in Paris.
Elected in 1860, he held a first seat position at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
In 1862 , Pierre-Auguste Renoir studied under Signol and Charles Gleyre across from the Louvre at the École des Beaux-Arts. Signol and Glyere taught Jean Jules Antoine Lecomte Du Noüy in 1861.
Signol is known to have occasionally written the letter "n" backwards in his signature.
- The Abduction of Psyche
- Réveil du Juste, Réveil du Méchant Angers - Musée des Beaux-Arts
- Godfrey of Bouillon
- La Théologie
- Titulus Crucis
- Prise de Jérusalem par les Croisés, 15 Juillet 1099, July 15, 1099 - 1847
- Dagobert I - Museo Nazionale del Castello e di Trianons, Versailles
- Saint Bernard preaching the Second Crusade before King Louis VII, his queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Abbot Suger, at Vézelay in Burgundy, March 31, 1146 - 1840
- St. Bernard Preaching the Second Crusade in Vezelay, 31st March 1146 (1840)
- Le Christ et la femme adultère - (1840)
- Portrait of Berlioz - 1832
- The Trial Of Calumny
- Apotre Guerissant Un Malade Par L'Imposition Des Mains
The Hector Berlioz Website
Guggenheim Hermitage Museum