by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier [1815-1891]
Born in Lyons on 20th February, 1813, in France.
Meissonier first exhibited at the Salon in 1835
He was invited by Napoleon, the French Emperor, to join the Imperial Staff on the expedition to Italy in 1859. Meissonier began to paint military scenes from the war. Meissonier had the idea to paint this great soldier from his rise to his fall. He wanted to paint 5 paintings but only 3 were finished. The “1814” is one of them. These paintings established him as one of the greatest military painters.
He died in Paris on 31st January, 1891.
This print is in mint condition. On the back there is a piece of a book page stuck on this print. The print itself is in perfect condition. Light age toning in margins. Never been framed.