"Napoleon" Paperweight
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"Napoleon" Paperweight

Napoleon Bonaparte - Empire

Paperweight including a part of the work of Jacques-Louis David Bonaparte (1748-1825), First Consul crossing the Alps at Grand-Saint-Bernard on May 20, 1800, 1801 - Oil on canvas, 271 x 232 cm, château de Versailles.



Dimensions :
Ø 6 cm
Artist :
Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)
Material :
Museum :
Musée des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
Theme :
Historical figures
Art movements :
19th century, French paintings
Reference :

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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.