Saturday, January 12, 2013
Gros's Napoleon Bonaparte Visiting the Plague-Stricken in Jaffa
Baron Antoine-Jean Gros, Napoleon Bonaparte Visiting the Plague-Stricken in Jaffa,
1804, oil on canvas, 209 x 280 inches (Musée du Louvre, Paris)
Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
Note: Gros was a student of the Neo-Classical painter David, however, this painting,
sometimes also titled, Napoleon Visiting the Pest House in Jaffa, is a proto-Romantic
painting that points to the later style of Gericault and Delacroix.