Napoléon and Marie Louise attending the parade of the squadron in Cherbourg
Technical / Materials:
oil on canvas
Source of the painting picture: fr.wikipedia.org
Born in Paris in 1772 and died in Paris on November 26, 1851. French naval painter, one of the first painters of the Navy.
He was a student of Joseph Vernet (1714-1789) to which he owes his taste for marine painting and Hubert Robert (1733-1808)
He began to exhibit at the Salon in 1796 with « The exit of the port of Brest ». He exhibited there until 1835 intermittently.
His most famous painting Combat of the French frigate La Bayonnaise against the English frigate Ambush 14 December 1798 was commissioned by Napoleon 1st for the palace of Tuileries in Paris
58 years old in 1830, whose career seems to be on the decline, who is named one of the first two painters of the Department of the Navy (with Theodore Gudin). He left during the Algiers expedition with artists younger than him, Theodore Gudin, Eugene Isabey, Leon Morel-Fatio. [fr.wikipedia.org]