who is in this painting?
May 4, 2011 6:47 PM   Subscribe

Who is depicted in this painting? Who painted it?

The first guess is napoleon but I have a feeling it's someone else.
posted by kumazemi to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
Retry the link to the painting?
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 6:57 PM on May 4, 2011

Non-mobile link.
posted by rhapsodie at 7:03 PM on May 4, 2011

Response by poster: oh shoot, thank you! never posted from my iPhone before.
posted by kumazemi at 7:06 PM on May 4, 2011

Simon Bolivar maybe?
posted by postel's law at 7:08 PM on May 4, 2011

I couldn't find who he is exactly, but he seems to be wearing the Légion d'honneur alongside the Grand Aigle. The uniform looks almost exactly like the one Napoleon wears in this painting, which means he's either Napoleon or at least some French military officer.
posted by Omon Ra at 7:11 PM on May 4, 2011

It looks somewhat similar to Jacque-Louis David's Napoleon in his Study. Maybe a copy?
posted by CheeseLouise at 7:24 PM on May 4, 2011

I'm thinking Andre Massena because of the chart and the Légion d'honneur but I haven't found a confirming image.
Scroll down here.
posted by b33j at 7:29 PM on May 4, 2011

Best answer: It looks like Napoleon because it's his brother Joeseph Bonaparte as the King of Spain. It's by Jean-Baptiste Wicar.
posted by two lights above the sea at 8:21 PM on May 4, 2011 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: awesome, two lights! thank you!
posted by kumazemi at 8:31 PM on May 4, 2011

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