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Painting of La Esmeralda, Charles Steuben, 1839

La Esmeralda, Charles Steuben, 1839, Salon de 1839
Steuben’s specialty was painting battle scenes. Here he represents the seductive heroine of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. The ogive-shaped frame is a reminder of the craze for the Middle Ages, typical of the period. Petit Palais Paris Romantique