Guillaume-François Colson

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Entry of General Bonaparte into Alexandria, oil on canvas, 365 × 500 cm, ca. 1800, Versailles

Guillaume François Colson, a French historical painter, and pupil of David, was born in Paris in 1785, and died there in 1860. Among other works, he painted the 'Entry of General Bonaparte into Alexandria,' which is at Versailles.


This article incorporates text from the article "COLSON, Guillaume François" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.