Delaroche, Hippolyte (familiarly styled Paul), a French painter; born in Paris July 16, 1797. His signal merits consist in correct drawing brilliant and harmonious color, and great distinctness and perspicuity in treatment, rendering the story of his pictures at once intelligible. His works are well known through engravings. He died in Paris, Nov. 4, 1856.

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.