PORTRAIT OF GENERAL ANNE-CHARLES LEBRUN (1775-1859).
Oil on canvas Attributed to Joseph Kinson (1770-1839).
Dimensions without frame: 207cm x 130.5cm.
Dimensions with frame: 226cm x 159cm.
He settled in Paris after 1794, took part in the annual exhibition in Paris in 1799, and became an artist sought after by the rich and powerful of the time. He worked for the courts of Napoleon and Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, whom he followed to his court in Cassel. He was awarded a medal by the Emperor in 1808.
Anne-Charles Lebrun served as Napoleon's Aide-de-Camp in a number of campaigns, and became General in 1807. He is best known however as Desaix's Aide-de-Camp, whom he caught as he fell from his horse, mortally wounded, at the Battle of Marengo, 14 June 1800.