NAPOLEON CROSSING THE ALPS:
This was painted by French artist Jacques-Louis David. The painting gives a live view to the viewers. It looks like King Napoleon is actually crossing the Alps through the Great St. Bernard Pass in May 1800. In reality the crossing had been made in fine weather and Bonaparte had been led across by a guide a few days after the troops, mounted on a mule

Napoleon crossing the alps  

NAPOLEON CROSSING THE ALPS

 

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David self portrait  

JACQUES LOUIS DAVID