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Francois Gerard


Francois Gerard

(b Rome, 4 May 1770; d Paris, 11 Jan 1837). French painter and illustrator.

He spent most of his childhood in Rome. His talent as an artist revealed itself early and during this period he acquired a love of Italian painting and music, which he never lost. In 1782 his family returned to Paris, where, through the connections of his father’s employer Louis-Auguste le Tonnelier, Baron de Breteuil, Minister of the King’s Household, Gérard was admitted to the Pension du Roi, a small teaching establishment for young artists which had been founded by the Marquis de Marigny. After 18 months he entered the studio of the sculptor Augustin Pajou, where he remained for two years, before transferring to that of the painter Nicolas-Guy Brenet. He became a pupil of David in 1786 and quickly found special favour with his master.



 La Comtesse Regnault de Saint-Jean d'Angely
Musee du Louvre, Paris


Saint François d'Assise en extase se voit reconforte
par des anges apres sa stigmatisation


Jean-Baptist Isabey, Miniaturist, with his Daughter

Oil on canvas, 194,5 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Cupid and Psyche

Oil on canvas, 186 x 132 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Ossian Awakening the Spirits on the Banks of the Lora with the Sound of his Harp

after 1801
Oil on canvas, 184,5 x 194,5 cm
Kunsthalle, Hamburg


Portrait of Catherine Worlee, Princesse de Talleyrand-Périgord

Oil on canvas, 226 x 165 cm
Private collection


Corinne at Cape Miseno

Oil on canvas, 266 x 277 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon


The Coronation of Charles X

Oil on canvas, 514 x 972 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Chartres


St Theresa

Oil on canvas, 172 x 93 cm
Infirmerie Marie-Thérèse, Paris


Portrait of Napoleon


Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin



Madame Mere (Maria Laetitia Ramolino Bonaparte)



Portrait D'Antoine-Jean Gros

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