Jacques Louis David, 1801 - Napoleon the Great St. Bernard - fine art print

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The painter Jacques-Louis David was closely involved in the late 18th and early 19th century in the political events in France. Already in 1785 completed Oath of the Horatii (Louvre) was recognized a deep revolutionary content, which contributed to the spiritual preparation of the French Revolution. In 1789 he joined the Jacobins and sat apart in his paintings with current events. After the seizure of power who knew Napoleon Bonaparte, the now arrived at a European celebrity painter by orders to be bound, sometimes for propaganda purposes, such as the documentation of the imperial coronation of Napoleon (Louvre 1806/07), but also prove the present painting. The presentation refers to the heavy march by the French army undertook under the direction of Napoleon between 15 and 20 May 1800 on the Great St. Bernard. The first consul want to fall in this way the Austrians in his back and recapture the lost in the summer of 1799, areas of Piedmont and Lombardy. In the battle of Marengo he reached his goal: the closed subsequently Peace of Luneville (February 1801) forced the Roman Emperor Francis II, the conditions of Campo Formio in October 1797 confirm Austria swapped Belgium and Milan against Venice that. Lombardy was from now in French hands. Who gave the painting with Jacques-Louis David in order, going from the traditional documents is not clear, but it was likely the King of Spain, Charles IV. Napoleon was pleased with the presentation and ordered the painter three, slightly different versions , The general is filling the picture reproduced on his horse. With his right hand he has marched direction with his eyes but he captivates the viewer asks him to follow him: He remembers as in a painted equestrian statue. The soldiers who go up and push in the background the mountain guns are just window dressing. Through the joint attribution with Hannibal and Charlemagne at the feet of the horse Napoleon saw his person in European history of historic size. The repetitions of this presentation show only minor modifications and were intended by Napoleon St. Cloud, the Bibliothèque des Invalides and for Milan. Today, the original is in Malmaison Castle. The two intended for France pictures the victorious generals of the battle shared from Waterloo: The Prussian Field Marshal Blücher brought the painting from St. Cloud to Berlin, where it can be seen today in Charlottenburg Palace, Wellington to that from the Bibliothèque des Invalides to London brought. The image of the Austrian Gallery is one that Napoleon had determined immediately after he seized power in Lombardy for the city of Milan. It is therefore in this version is the only copy that was directly related to the campaign in connection and thus had to fulfill political purposes. The painting arrived in 1834 to Vienna, where it was exhibited at the Imperial Picture Gallery in the Upper Belvedere, the Vienna Revolution of 1848th Literature: Wildenstein, G .: Un chef-de doeuvre David retrouvé in: Arts, 09.29.1950 [translation in the archives of the Austrian Gallery Belvedere]; Vancsa, E .: Reflections on the political role of history painting of the 19th century, in. Vienna Yearbook of Art History, vol 28, 1975, pp 145 et seq .; Brookner, A .: Jacques-Louis David, London, 1980; Snapper, A .: J.-L. David and his time, Wurzburg, 1981 (dt output.); Svoboda, K. M .: From Romanticism to Modernism, Vienna, 1984 (History of Fine Art, 9). [Sabine Grabner, in that this .: romanticism, classicism, Biedermeier. In the Austrian Gallery Belvedere, the second verb. Ed. Vienna 1997, p 60-61]


The over 210 year old work of art was painted by the male artist Jacques Louis David in 1801. The version of the painting was painted with the size: 275 x 232 cm - frame size: 305 x 264 x 14 cm. Oil on canvas was applied by the French painter as the medium of the work of art. The masterpiece has the following inscription: "signed and dated on the Pferdegurt: J. L. DAVID. F. ANNO X. REI. C., and the designation bottom left: BONAPARTE / Annibal [sic] / Karolus Magnus. iMP [ligated]". Besides, this artpiece forms part of the digital collection of Belvedere. The artpiece, which belongs to the public domain is supplied with courtesy of © Belvedere, Vienna, inventory number: 2089. : transfer from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna in 1921. Further, the alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format and has an aspect ratio of 1 : 1.2, which implies that the length is 20% shorter than the width. Jacques Louis David was a male painter, whose style was primarily Classicism. The French artist was born in 1748 in Paris and passed away at the age of 77 in 1825 in Brussels.

Artpiece background information

Artpiece title: "Napoleon the Great St. Bernard"
Artwork categorization: painting
Generic term: modern art
Artwork century: 19th century
Artwork year: 1801
Age of artwork: around 210 years
Painted on: oil on canvas
Original size (artwork): 275 x 232 cm - frame size: 305 x 264 x 14 cm
Original artwork signature: signed and dated on the Pferdegurt: J. L. DAVID. F. ANNO X. REI. C., and the designation bottom left: BONAPARTE / Annibal [sic] / Karolus Magnus. iMP [ligated]
Museum / collection: Belvedere
Museum location: Vienna, Austria
Museum's webpage: Belvedere
License of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: © Belvedere, Vienna, inventory number: 2089
Creditline: transfer from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna in 1921

About the article

Product type: wall art
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Production method: UV direct printing
Provenance: manufactured in Germany
Stock type: production on demand
Product use: home décor, art collection (reproductions)
Artwork orientation: portrait alignment
Side ratio: 1 : 1.2 (length : width)
Meaning: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Materials you can choose from: poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium dibond print variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Framing of the art reproduction: unframed reproduction

Artist overview

Name of the artist: Jacques Louis David
Gender: male
Nationality of artist: French
Professions of the artist: painter
Country: France
Classification: modern artist
Styles of the artist: Classicism
Lifespan: 77 years
Born in the year: 1748
City of birth: Paris
Died: 1825
Place of death: Brussels

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