Chrétiennes Au Tombeau De la Vierge, Jerusalem (Christian Women at the Tomb of the Virgin, Jerusalem), 1871. Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouÿ (French, 1842–1923). Oil on panel.
Primarily known for his Orientalist paintings, Lecomte du Nouÿ studied painting under Charles Gleyre, Emile Signol, and Jean-Leon Gérôme. Gérôme had a lasting influence on Lecomte du Nouÿ, inspiring him to travel abroad and paint exotic subjects. Lecomte du Nouÿ began exhibiting at the Salon in 1863 and won a gold medal in 1866.