Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul, crosses the Alps in May 1800

Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul, crosses the Alps in May 1800

Interpretation of a painting by Jacques-Louis David (1748 -1825)
Engraved by Constant-Louis-Antoine Lorichon (1800-after 1855).
Modern proof printed from a copy of the original plate of the Chalcographie du Louvre.

This engraving is part of the "Collection Gavard", a vast undertaking commissioned ...
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Delivery :
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Engraving date :
Size of the sheet :
56 x 38 cm
Museum :
Musée des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
Themes :
Historical facts, Historical figures
Maintenance :
Eviter toute source d'humidité et de lumière directe. Ne pas plier la feuille
Printing Technique :
Eau-forte, Burin
Copper plate size :
41.3 x 33.3 cm
Artist :
Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)
Art movements :
19th century, Neo-Classicism
Matière de l'article :
Papier hahnemühle
Reference :


Editor :
Ateliers d'art de la Rmn-GP
Original work kept at :
Chalcographie du Louvre

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The artist

Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)

Jacques-Louis David is an 18th century painter and founder of the neoclassical movement. The gifted child begins his studies at the Academy of Saint Luke before following the teaching of Joseph-Marie Vien. This meeting was the starting point of his interest in French neo-classicism. His talents as a painter are recognized since in 1771 he obtained the second prize from Rome for Le combat de Mars contre Minerve. Three years later, he was awarded the first Prix de Rome with Erasistrate discovering the cause of Antiochius disease. Passionate about Napoleon Bonaparte, the artist uses his talent to create his portraits. These services enabled him to become an official painter of the Empire.