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Jacques Louis David's 1801 painting Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass is an iconic figurative reproduction of the French Emperor Napoleon. David, an immensely influential painter responsible for popularising the Neoclassical style, was the chief painter of the French Revolution, depicted many of its figures and events, and played a decisive role in the sweeping changes taking place in France at the end of the eighteenth century. His style took shape in the late 1780s, forging a more contemplative take on the history painting genre, moving away from the excessive flourishes of the Rococo period and towards an austere and rigid classicism. Becoming a close friend of the architect of the revolutionary terror, Maximilien Robespierre, David effectively controlled the entirety of the visual arts during the early years of the French Republic. After the fall of Robespierre, David became closely acquainted with Napoleon Bonaparte, developing much of his imperial style in collaboration with the classical mind of the military leader.
Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass is one of five near-identical versions of an equestrian reproduction of the likeness of Napoleon crossing the Alps. First commissioned by the King of Spain, the canvas shows an idyllic, heroic view of the crossing that the Grande Armee made in 1800. The first two versions were first shown in the Louvre alongside David's masterwork The Intervention of the Sabine Women, and soon a great number of reproductions became commercially available to the public to commemorate the successes of Napoleon's armies. Taking equestrian portraiture to new heights, this is one of the most enduring historical images, and demonstrates the mutual respect felt between David and his subject. After the French Empire was proclaimed in 1804, David became the official painter of courtly life, such was the effect of Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass 1801, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass 1801 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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