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  • Portrait of Joachim Murat

    Artist:
    Girodet-Trioson, Anne-Louis. 1767-1824
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    41x33 cm

Girodet-Trioson, Anne-Louis. 1767-1824

Portrait of Joachim Murat

France, First half of the 19th century

Joachim Murat (1767-1815) was a comrade-in-arms of Napoleon Bonaparte; from 1805 he was Marshal of France and from 1808 King of Naples. The Hermitage canvas is a sketch for Girodet's painting Napoleon Receiving the Keys of the City of Vienna, 13 November 1805 (1808; Versailles, Château). The portrait of Murat is marked by a fine depiction of the physical characteristics of the face (the low brows, straight nose and projecting chin) and at the same time by great emotional expressiveness. Murat's outwardly static profile is filled with inner tension, the clear, direct gaze giving away the strength of will, decisiveness, bravery and temperament of one of the main figures in the Napoleonic era.

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Portrait of Joachim Murat

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oil

Dimensions:

41x33 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1922; handed over from the collection of Grand Duke Nikolai Mikhailovich

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-4739

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