Friday, July 12, 2013

Meeting of Napoleon with the Ambassadors of the Austrian Emperor (1808)

Hippolyte Lecomte: Meeting of Napoleon with the Ambassadors 
of the Austrian Emperor near Leoben, Steiermark on 7 April, 1797 

Lecomte (1781-1857) was primarily known for painting historical scenes. He was related by marriage to another prominent French painter, Horace Vernet (who will be featured numerous times in coming months on this blog). Lecomte's son, Émile Vernet-Lecomte, was also a painter.

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