Antoine-Jean Gros: Napoleon Accepts the Surrender of Madrid

Antoine-Jean Gros: Napoleon Accepts the Surrender of Madrid, 4th December 1808

Napoleon Accepts the Surrender of Madrid, 4th December 1808 by French painter Antoine-Jean Gros shows the success of the French quashing the months-long Spanish revolt against Joseph Bonaparte’s rule, and the banishment of the British forces from the Iberian peninsula.

Painted two years after the events took place and exhibited at the Salon of 1810 it is typical of Gros’ propagandistic style on a grand scale.

Antoine-Jean Gros’s Napoleon Accepts the Surrender of Madrid, 4th December 1808 is at the Palace of the Versailles in France.

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