Unfinished Portrait of General Bonaparte
800 x 1033 • 133 KB
Originally, this unfinished work was supposed to represent the signing of the peace treaty with Austria at Campo-Formio in 1797. But David preferred working on his Sabines and abandoned the project. The canvas was cut and reduced to the only painted area.

This image of Napoleon is famous among the French as it was displayed on banknotes of 100 Francs during the 1960's.

Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre (France)
Dates: 1797
Artist age:Approximately 49 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 81 cm (31.89 in.), Width: 65 cm (25.59 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member Josselin on 06 December 2013.
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