Dominique Vivant Denon

French , 1747 - 1825

Denon was revered by his peers, particularly the King of France, Louis XV. Napoleon appointed him Director of the Louvre in 1798, a post he maintained for three years. His artistic oeuvre includes paintings, drawings, etchings and mezzotints. In addition to working as an artist, he was also an author and diplomat.
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