Antoine Jean Gros

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Napoleon on the Battlefield of Eylau; detail, 1808.

Antoine Jean Gros (1771 - 1835) was a French Neoclassical Romantic painter. In 1793 Gros went to Italy, where he met Napoleon and was appointed his official battle painter. He followed Napoleon on his campaigns, and his huge paintings such as The Battle of Eylau (Louvre, Paris, 1808) are among the most stirring images of the Napoleonic era. [1]

Gros Napoleon Visiting the Pesthouse at Jaffa.jpg

Napoleon Visiting the Pesthouse at Jaffa.

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