Delaroche, Hippolyte Paul (1797-1856), a French painter of the Eclectic school, born at Paris. He studied under Baron Gros, and in 1824 his picture of St. Vincent de Paul Preaching before Louis XIII. brought him into notice, as did his Joan of Arc before Cardinal Beaufort. He then turned his attention especially to historical subjects, and between 1826 and 1837 he produced the Death of President Durante, Death of Queen Elizabeth, Princes in the Tower, Cromwell and Charles I., Execution of Lady Jane Grey, Charles I. and Parliamentary Soldiers, and Strafford receiving Laud's Blessiny on his Way to Execution. From 1837 to 1841 he was occupied in adorning the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and in the composition he introduced seventy-four figures. His Floating Martyr has been much admired. Besides many other works, he also painted several portraits. Although not displaying great creative powers, he was picturesque in style and precise and accurate in details.