(1797-1856) French Academic Classicist painter
Jean-Léon Gérôme tries to enter the prestigious Prix de Rome, but fails in the final stage because his figure drawing is inadequate.
Jean-Léon Gérôme paints The Cock Fight.
1 year later
Jean-Léon Gérôme sends The Cock Fight to the The Salon of 1847, where it gains him a third-class medal.