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Dominique Vivant Denon, Baron Denon

(1747-1825), Archaeologist, traveller and writer; Head of the Musée Napoléon (later Musée du Louvre: Paris: France)

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 3 portraits
Vivant, who had a brilliant career as artist and diplomat under the ancien régime, rubbed shoulders with the likes of Diderot, Voltaire, and Robespiere, and followed Napoleon on his campaign in Egypt. In 1804 he became director-general of museums and was instrumental in bringing foreign masterpieces into the Louvre. His accounts of his travels and his treatise on ancient monuments contain collections of his engravings.

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by and published by Augustin de Saint-Aubin, after Dominique Vivant Denon, Baron Denon
line engraving, (6 July 1775)
NPG D18887

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Samuel Rogers

by Dominique Vivant Denon, Baron Denon
pencil, after 1817
NPG D6596

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Samuel Rogers

by Sir George Scharf, after Dominique Vivant Denon, Baron Denon
pencil, 1871
NPG D6586

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