A Museum Quality Art Print of Emperor Napoleon in His Study at Tuileries - Jacques David Louis finished this portrait of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in his study at the Tuileries in the year 1812. Despite the excellent detail, it is doubtful if Napoleon ever posed for this picture. This art work was commissioned by Alexander Hamilton in 1811 who was a big admirer of the emperor. In 1882 the painting was sold to Archibald Primrose the 5th Earl of Rosebery, whose heirs held the painting until 1954 when it was then sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, who in turn deposited it to the Washington DC National Gallery of Art, where it remains today. The scene shows Napoleon standing 3/4 life size wearing the uniform of a Colonel of the Imperial Guard Foot Grenadiers. The office is on the first floor of the Tuileries and has a wooden chair decorated in red velvet and gold embroidery, an empire style desk on a sculpted stone base with a decorative lion's head. Piled on the desk are a pen, books, dossiers and rolled papers. The scene takes place early in the morning and is supposed to signify the emperor staying up all night doing work for the people of France.
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from a historic painting entitled Napoleon in his Study at Tuileries by David Jacques Louis.
Inventory #19 - Portraits of Famous People Art Prints