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Francois Gerard Wall Art

Francois Gerard (born 4th Mау 1770) was a French painter born in Rome. He was born to J. S. Gérard, who occupied a post in the house of the French ambassador, and Cleria Matteï who was an Italian. Gerard was a neoclassical painter best known for his portraits of the leading figures of the French First Empire and Restoration periods and of celebrated European personalities. Gérard first studied under Augustin Pajou, a sculptor, and later with Jacques-Louis David, a painter. David lobbied for his appointment as a member of the French Revolutionary Tribunal in 1793, although he took no part in its fatal decisions. Gerard established a style that became widely imitated at the turn of the 18th century. His paintings were closely related to David’s in its cool classicism, intellectualism, sculptural definition of form and highly finished surfaces. His works are generally considered to be more elegant than David’s, especially his portraits.

Known for his skill with the brush as well as for the charm of his conversation and manner, he was always able to ingratiate himself with the political faction in power. Gerard was favored by the revolutionaries and was also acclaimed by Napoleon I and executed portraits like “Josephine Bonaparte,” and historical pieces like “Battle of Austerlitz.” After Napoleon’s fall Gerard was engaged by Louis XVIII to be a court painter. He was also made a baron by Louis XVIII in 1819. Later, Gerard was patronized by Charles X, and in 1830 got to paint the contrived ceiling murals for the Pantheon in Paris.
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The Battle of Austerlitz
by Francois Gerard
24" x 18"
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Psyche Receiving the First Kiss of Cupid, 1798
by Francois Gerard
12" x 16"
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Portrait of Madame Recamier
by Francois Gerard
18" x 24"
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Portrait of Jean Lannes
by Francois Gerard
18" x 24"
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Portrait of Madame Recamier - detail
by Francois Gerard
18" x 24"
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Psyche Receiving the First Kiss of Cupid, 1798
by Francois Gerard
20" x 28"
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Alexander I of Russia
by Francois Gerard
18" x 24"
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Marie Louise
by Francois Gerard
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Empress Josephine - yellow couch
by Francois Gerard
18" x 24"
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Jean-Baptiste Isabey
by Francois Gerard
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Louis XVIII in his Study at the Tuileries
by Francois Gerard
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Louis XVIII
by Francois Gerard
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The Entry of Henri IV
by Francois Gerard
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Psyche Receiving the First Kiss of Cupid, 1798
by Francois Gerard
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The Music Lesson, 1790
by Francois Gerard
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Napoleon I in his coronation robe, c.1804
by Francois Gerard
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Entry of Henri IV into Paris, 22nd March 1594
by Francois Gerard
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Napoleon in Coronation Robes, c.1804
by Francois Gerard
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Ossian Conjuring up the Spirits on the Banks of the River Lora with the Sound of his Harp, 1801
by Francois Gerard
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Portrait of General Louis-Lazare Hoche
by Francois Gerard
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Portrait of Alphonse de Lamartine
by Francois Gerard
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Portrait of Jerome Bonaparte
by Francois Gerard
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Luiz Vaz de Camoes
by Francois Gerard
18" x 24"
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On the Bank of the Lora, Ossian Conjures up a Spirit with the Sound of his Harp, c.1811
by Francois Gerard
24" x 18"
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Napoleon I - posed
by Francois Gerard
18" x 24"
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Joachim Murat Portrait
by Francois Gerard
18" x 24"
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Portrait of Madame Regnault de Saint-Jean d'Angely
by Francois Gerard
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Desiree Clary
by Francois Gerard
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Empress Josephine
by Francois Gerard
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Portrait of Marie Laczinska
by Francois Gerard
18" x 24"
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Marie-Laetitia Ramolino
by Francois Gerard
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Louis Bonaparte
by Francois Gerard
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Portrait of Jerome Bonaparte - with a woman
by Francois Gerard
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Frederic William III
by Francois Gerard
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Hortense de Beauharnais
by Francois Gerard
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