FLAMENG, François
(b. 1856, Paris, d. 1923, Paris)

Reception at Compiègne in 1810

1894-96
Oil on panel, 104 x 138 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

François Flameng produced a series of paintings devoted to Napoleon Bonaparte. The four paintings treat episodes in the emperor's biography as genre scenes with an almost intimate approach. The paintings were acquired by the Russian emperor Nicholas II and presented to his wife, Alexandra Fiodorovna.