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Keywords : Neo-Classicism, baby, boy, child, departure, man, sadness, shield, soldier, sword, woman
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Le Départ du guerrier

L'Apothéose des héros français morts pour la patrie pendant la guerre de la Liberté was painted by Anne-Louis Girodet in 1801. The work depicts the main generals who died during the revolutionary wars, welcomed by Ossian in Odin's paradise. The work was commissioned by the architects Percier and Fontaine to decorate the grand salon of the Château de Malmaison. With its original conception for its time, which stands out from neo-classicism, this painting represents one of the first examples of pictorial Romanticism in France. It is still part of the château's collections (inventory MM.40.47.6955). The work was commissioned in 1801 to decorate the grand salon of the Château de Malmaison, along with another painting on the same subject, Ossian evokes the ghosts at the sound of the harp, painted by François Gérard. Under the Empire, Prince Eugène de Beauharnais took possession of the painting, which he installed in Munich, where he lived. The painting remained in the hands of the prince's descendants until the death of Duke Georges Nikolaïevitch de Leuchtenberg in 1929. The painting was put up for sale in Vevey, Switzerland, and was acquired by the national museums in 1931 for 80,000 francs, returning to the Malmaison collections. The scene depicts the bard Ossian at the head of an army of warriors and ancestors, dressed in white with a long beard, receiving several French generals who died during the military campaigns of the Revolution and the Consulate. Leaning on a stick, [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the neoclassicism styles and romanticism styles.


« Le Départ du guerrier » is kept at Château de Compiègne, Compiègne, France.


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