Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier, 1815-1891, was a French Classicist painter and sculptor famous for his oil paintings of Napoleon
, his armies and military
themes. The artist formed his style after the Dutch masters as represented in the Louvre. Meissonier worked with elaborate care and a scrupulous observation of nature. He was chosen president of the Great National Exhibition, and appointed knight of the Légion d'honneur and received the Grand Cross in 1889. Rue Meissonier, in the 17th Arrondissement in Paris, was named after him. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.