A sculptor at the forefront of the Romantic movement, Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875) maintained difficult relations with the Institut de France but was able to count on the admiration of Napoleon III, who placed numerous commissions with him.
We thus find several of his works adorning the various pavilions of the Louvre, and in particular on the pediment of the Sully pavilion with Napoleon the Ist surrounded by History and the Fine Arts. He was also entrusted with the creation of the equestrian statue of the Emperor which surmounts the monument to Napoleon and his brothers located in Ajaccio.
The equestrian statue of General Bonaparte reproduced here dates from 1845.
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