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General Bonaparte Reviewing Troops

Photo credit: The Wallace Collection

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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821), military commander; First Consul 1799–1804; Emperor of the French 1804–1814, 1815. Gros first met Napoleon in Milan in 1796. Shortly afterwards he painted Bonaparte on the Bridge at Arcole, shown at the Paris Salon of 1801. Its success ensured that Gros was asked to paint at least seven other portraits of Napoleon. The Wallace Collection’s picture, which is perhaps a preliminary study for a larger equestrian portrait, shows Napoleon wearing the green coat of the chasseurs à cheval, a uniform which he particularly favoured when on campaign.

The Wallace Collection

London


Date

probably c.1802

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 40 x W 32.3 cm

Accession number

P303

Acquisition method

acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1858; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897

Work type

Painting


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