Ary, a French painter, born in Dort, Holland, in 1795, died at Argenteuil, near Paris, in June, 1858. At 12 years of age he painted a historical picture which attracted much attention in Amsterdam. Subsequently he studied in Paris under Baron Guérin. His most characteristic works are devoted to religious subjects. These include his Christus Consolator, "Dead Christ," "Three Marys," "Christ weeping over Jerusalem," Mater Dolorosa, and the "Temptation." His several pictures of "Mignon," his "Francesca da Rimini," "Dante and Beatrice," and illustrations from "Faust," are widely known by engravings. He painted a few portraits, including those of Lafayette, Talleyrand, Béranger, Lamartine, and Charles Dickens. His life has been written by Mrs. Grote (London, 1860). In 1862 a monument was erected to him at Dort.
Henri, brother of the preceding, born at the Hague, Sept. 27, 1798, died in Paris, March 15, 1862. He also was a pupil of Guérin, and among other celebrated pictures painted "Charlotte Corday protected against the Fury of the Populace by Members of the Convention," "The Battle of Cassel," "Joan of Arc at Orleans," and a large number of religious subjects and portraits. His daughter married Renan.