A close-up on: Louis Lafitte (1770-1828), painter and draughtsman

Louis Lafitte was a painter and draughtsman specialising in allegories and great festivities, and he is perhaps best known for his famous work General Bonaparte proclaiming the Cisalpine Republic. It was he who produced the trompe-l’oeil bas-reliefs on the ‘temporary’ Arc de triomphe of erected on the occasion of the marriage Napoleon and Marie-Louise.