Entry of Napoleon I into Berlin by Charles Meynier
Entry of Napoleon I into Berlin by Charles Meynier

Entry of Napoleon I into Berlin, October, 27th 1806 – c1810 by French Painter Charles Meynier (1763 or 68 – 1832) specializing in historical subjects of the late 18th and early 19th century

This painting shows the people of Berlin greeting Napolean I and his troops as they march into Berlin through on horseback the Brandenburg Gate – an 18th Century Neoclassical monument built on the orders of the Prussian King Frederick William II, after the temporary restoration of order during the Batavian Revolution January 18, 1795.

Charles Meynier is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Meynier was the son of a tailor; and a young age showed a talent for art, and began his training under the mentorship of by French Draughtsman and EngraverPierre-Philippe Choffard *1731 – 1809).

As a student of French Neoclassical and Historical Painter François-André Vincent (1746 – 1816), Meynier won the second prize in the 1789 prix de Rome competition; while Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson took first prize. Four years later in 1793 Meynier returned to Paris.

In 1815 Meynier became a member of the Académie de France à Rome; and during the period between 1819 to 1822, he created the grand decoration for the ceiling’s of the Louvre; as well as creating numerous works that glorified the Napoleonic legend, which for the most part remains in the Château de Versailles.

He also made designs for the bas-reliefs and statues on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and the Paris Bourse. From 1816 onward, Meynier was a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts; and in 1819 he was appointed teacher at the École des Beaux-Arts.

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