Versailles 1789 - 1837 Paris
Rights held by: Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris, gift of Jacques and Brigitte Gairard, Lyon
A student of Jacques-Louis David, Dupré was appointed court painter by the King of Westphalia, Jérôme Bonaparte (youngest brother of Napoleon I). Royal commissions enabled Dupré’s journey to Italy (Naples in 1814–1816 and Rome in 1816–1819 and 1824–1831). His fascination with antiquity led him to travel across the continent as far east as Constantinople. In 1825, he published a book of his travels complete with 40 illustrations.
Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
25.9 × 46.3 cm
Created: Circa 1817
This can be found in Gallery 13: Mellon Gallery Exhibitions