[France] D.e V.t Denon.Denon [facsimile.] né à Chalons sur Saône, en 1747, mont à Paris le 28 avril 1825.
Lithograph. 305 x 210mm (12 x 8¼"). Cut close on left; slight creasing.
Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon (1747-1825), French painter, archaeologist and traveller. He had a brilliant career as an artist and diplomat under the ancien regime, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Diderot, Voltaire, and Robespiere. He followed Napoleon on his campaign in Egypt and in 1804 became director-general of museums, playing a key role in bringing foreign masterpieces into the Louvre. His accounts of his travels and his treatise on ancient monuments contain collections of his engravings.
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