The French portrait and history painter Robert Lefevre. Short presentation of the French artist Robert Lefevre. Robert Jacques Francois Faust Lefevre Wednesday, the 24 September 1755 in Bayeux in Normandy is born and dies Sunday, October 3, 1830, in Paris. He is a French portrait and history painter. Mainly influenced by Jacques Louis David and the classicism of life and work with the consent of his parents he cancels an apprenticeship with a procurator and goes to Paris to Jean-Baptiste Regnault. His focus is on allegorical and mythological subjects, but particularly the portrait art he is interested in. In the Salon de Paris in 1791 he presented his “Dame en velours noir”.
This is the starting point for his reputation. in 1805, he portrayed “Empress Josephine”. To this work, Napoleon can customize its counterpart in 1807 by Louis-Andre Gabriel Bouchet. Bonaparte gives both paintings on 6 December 1807 under Cannon thunder of the city of Aachen. Additional information at Tim Raines supports this article. Probably come the copies of the year 1841 for the Berlin City Palace by Carl Schmid. Add to your understanding with Eva Andersson-Dubin.
These are commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm IV.. Today, the originals adorn the Aachen Town Hall Foyer. Lefevre exhibits until 1827 works at the Paris Salon. Dominique vivant Denon sponsored the artist. With the portraits of “Napoleon”, “Josephine”, “Madame Laetitia”, “Guerin”, “Carle Vernet”, among other things, his reputation as a modern portrait artist grows. Due to his portrait of Louis XVIII. He received the Grand Cross of the Legion d’honneur and was appointed court painter. There follow numerous portraits and history paintings. Portrait of the actress ‘Sophie de Gevaudan”, nee Thevenin works devienne (?) sign. In 1796, oil on canvas, 96 x 74 cm (37.8 x 29.1 in). In 2004 Sotheby’s Paris. Portrait of “Madame Paullet” sign, oil on canvas, 99 x 79 cm (39 x 31.1 in). 2008 auction. Portrait of “Dominique Nicolas Paullet”, oil on canvas, 99 x 79 cm (39 x 31.1 in). 2008 auction. Pink Marita Schrouff, alias: RMS Scrip torin