Clear File David - Napoleon Crossing the Alps
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Clear File David - Napoleon Crossing the Alps

Jean-Louis David (1748 - 1825)
Le Premier Consul franchissant le Grand-Saint-Bernard, 1801 - Oil on canvas / H. 271 ; W. 232 cm, Château de Versailles.



Dimensions :
21,7 x 31 cm
Museum :
Musée des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
Theme :
Historical figures
Art movements :
19th century, French paintings, Neo-Classicism
Maintenance :
Store in a dry place, protected by a case or plastic bag
Artist :
Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)
Material :
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Original work kept at :
Château de Versailles

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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.