A devoted admirer and supporter of Napoleon Bonaparte, Jacques-Louis David (1748 – 1825) painted the general with larger-than-life heroism, drama and color in “Napoleon Crossing the St. Bernard Pass.” Dominating French Revolution artwork, David was so impressed with Napoleon’s personality that he immortalized him in numerous paintings. A knight in Napoleon’s Legion of Honor until the military leader’s fall, David escaped to Brussels, continuing to paint and teach young artists.
This giclée print offers beautiful color accuracy. Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto the paper’s surface creating natural color transitions. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is a great option for framing with its smooth, acid free surface.