Remarkable artisanship is prominently displayed in this fine French handpainted in watercolor, miniature portrait of Napoleon in a gracefully chased bronze trimmed frame. The painting is signed by Jacques Louis DAVID (1748-1825)- see close up photo. Napoleon, a friend and patron to David made David his 'premier peintre de l'Empereur' and gave him many important commissions. David won the blue ribbon of French art and was elected to to the Academie in 1783. During his heyday David reigned supreme in the French School painting style with pupils and disciples including Girodet, Gros, Gerard, Leopold Robert, Abel de Pujol and Ingres. The backing of this piece is cloth and held by tabs from the frame. Dimensions: h. 3" w. 2 1/2". Circa 1803 - 1815.
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