A student of David, he won the Prix de Rome in 1793 with "Brutus, killed in battle, is brought back to Rome", and in 1798 with a painting on the theme of "Battle of the Horatii and the Curiatii".
He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1796 to 1802. At the Salon of 1806 a posthumous exhibition of his work was organised, though an earlier one had been improvised at the French Academy in Rome just after his death, centred on his major uncompleted canvas "Horatius Cocles defending the pons Sublicius".
Portrait of a young boy holding a hoop, Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts, oil on canvas, 51 by 38 cm, signed and dated on the hoop Harriet fecit 1797, bought by the city in 1901.
Battle of the Horatii and the Curiatii, Paris, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, oil on canvas, 113 par 145, Prix de Rome for painting in 1798, acquired 27 December 1884.
Head of a young man, possibly a self-portrait, Paris, Musée du Louvre, crayon and stump, 0.40 by 0.32 cm, annotated in the lower right hand corner : Hariette, Élève de David, mort à Rome, at the base 1795, formerly in the collection of the painter Pierre-Maximilien Delafontaine, another student of David, bought in 1999 from the galerie de Bayser, Paris; bibliography: François Viatte, Revue du Louvre, 1999, n° 4, page 93, n° 12