Prix de Rome, Grand
Prix de Rome, Grand grN pr? d? rm [key], prize awarded annually by the French government, through competitive examination, to students of the fine arts. It entitles them to four years' study at the Acadmie de France Rome. The prize is open to all French painters, sculptors, architects, engravers, and musicians between the ages of 15 and 30 who have completed required work at the cole des Beaux-Arts or elsewhere. It was instituted by Louis XIV in 1666 for the purpose of enabling talented artists to complete their education by study of classical art in Rome.
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