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Object: Le gén. Desaix
Series: Portraits des plus célèbres généraux français contemporains de Napoléon
Portrait of General Desaix, after Guerin; bust-length, looking to the right, wearing high-collared double-breasted jacket. 1826
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Height: 300 millimetres (image area)
Width: 280 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- From 'Portraits des plus célèbres généraux français contemporains de Napoléon', a series of portraits representing French generals of the Napoleonic era.
The first livraison, registered at the Bibliographie de la France on 30 December 1826 (no. 1064) consisted of portraits of generals Maison (by Weber), Davout (by Trolli), Lasalle (by Grevelan) and Desaix (by Marin-Lavigne). It is indicated in the Bibliographie de la France that the series would ultimately comprise 120 portraits, published in monthly livraisons by Chaillou-Potrelle.
The print reproduces a portrait by Guerin, see 1917,1208.3842 for print by Fiesinger after the same portrait
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1925,1214.4 to 140 consists of portraits of Napoleonic generals and other such persons. The prints all come from the collection of the donor's father, and the gift consists of lots bought in at the sale of that collection at Sotheby's 1/2 December 1925.
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