Antoine Jean Gros

1771-1835 France-Neoclassicism

 

Brief Biography-Antoine Jean Gros was from Paris, his father who was a miniaturist taught him at an early age. When he was fourteen he became a student of Jacques Louis David. At the age of twenty two he travelled to Italy where Napoleon engaged him as his war painter. He took over the role of David as Napoleon's Premier Painter. His paintings of the Napoleonic wars are regarded as the most striking of the time. He returned to Paris in 1799 and when Napoleon was later defeated he used David's studio after he went into exile in Brussels. He had a great respect for David; he was a father figure to him and felt lost without his guidance. David wrote to him to encourage him to paint ancient history subjects, but he was in despair with fear of failure and committed suicide by drowning himself in the Seine.

 

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assassination of
general kleber

assassination of general kleber


clovis and clotilde

clovis and clotilde

count jean
antoine chaptal

count jean antoine chaptal

embarkation of
the duchess

embarkation of the duchess of angouleme in pauillac

julian ursyn
niemcewicz

julian ursyn niemcewicz

napoleon accepts the
surrender of madrid

napoleon accepts the surrender of madrid

portrait of
joachim murat

portrait of joachim murat

portrait of prince
boris yusupov

portrait of prince boris yusupov


redition of madrid

redition of madrid


the battle of abukir

the battle of abukir

the battle
of nazareth

the battle of nazareth

the horse of
mustapha pasha

the horse of mustapha pasha

three children in
a house concert

three children in a house concert

claude victor perrin
duc de belluno

claude victor perrin duc de belluno marshal of france


dark brown

dark brown

first consul
bonaparte

first consul bonaparte

honore charles
baston de lariboisiere

honore charles baston de lariboisiere

 

interview of napoleon
one and francois two

interview of napoleon one and francois two after the battle of austerlitz

napoleon at
the pyramids

napoleon at the pyramids by Antoine Jean Gros

napoleon on the
battlefield of eylau

napoleon bonaparte on the battlefield of eylau

napoleon visiting
the plague stricken

napoleon bonaparte visiting the plague stricken at jaffa

portrait of
madame fravega

portrait of madame fravega

the horse of
napoleon

the horse of napoleon called marengo

bonaparte distributing
swords of honor

bonaparte distributing swords of honor

bonaparte on the
bridge at arcole

bonaparte on the bridge at arcole


madame pasteur

madame pasteur

portrait of
christine boyer

portrait of christine boyer by Antoine Jean Gros

portrait of
madame recamier

portrait of madame recamier

portrait of the second
lieutenant legrand

portrait of the second lieutenant charles legrand


sappho at leucate

sappho at leucate

the general count
fournier sarloveze

the general count fournier sarloveze

general antoine
charles louis lasalle

general antoine charles louis lasalle county by Antoine Jean Gros

general baston
de lariboisiere

general baston de lariboisiere and his son ferdinand

portrait of
etienne mehul

portrait of etienne mehul by Antoine Jean Gros

portrait of paulin
des hours

portrait of paulin des hours

portrait of the
empress josephine

portrait of the empress josephine