A close-up on: Robert Lefèvre (1755-1830), portrait painter

Robert Lefèvre, portrait painter to the rich and famous, owed his remarkable success to his remarkable talent. And his genius brought him connections in high places (Denon was his champion) not to mention the emperor’s favour. Continuing his remarkable career right until the July Revolution of 1830, he defined the look of the First Empire.

General Bonaparte and General Berthier
© Fondation Napoléon - Patrice Maurin-Berthier