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Gérôme is a painter at the end of the 19th Century in our world. A the time, his paintings were so expensive that even Emperor Napoleon III had to negotiate their price. He later became totally forgotten, but his work has recently seen an upsurge in popularity, just like Augustin Desombres 1).

See: Autour des Cités Obscures, Mosquito, 1994