Based on the work of Antoine-Jean Gros exhibited in Versailles: Impressive full-length portrait of Claude-Victor Perrin, Marshal of Napoleon.
Quickly distinguished himself during the First Italian Campaign, it was in the Battle of Friedland against Tsar Alexander's Russian army that he particularly distinguished himself. A few years later when crossing the Berezina, he once again demonstrated exemplary composure by resisting Russian attacks on foot in order to protect the difficult retreat of the Grand Army. Napoleon will say: "Victor is better than you think. As he passed the Berezina, he had made very good use of his body. "
This oil on canvas taken in a wooden frame comes from the Château de Prat located in Ariège. Built in the 13th century, it was originally the home of the Counts of Comminges. This painting is part of an important series of four large portraits of personalities of the Empire commissioned by the former owner of the castle and in our possession: Maréchal Augereau, Maréchal Victor, Maréchal Sérurier and Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand.
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