Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
French , 1815-1891
Collected by a major museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, also known as Ernest Meissonier, was a French painter with a proclivity for history and war paintings. Prodigiously talented, Meissonier began exhibiting at the French Salon at the age of 19. He trained in the studio of Léon Cogniet, but was largely self-taught; he honed his meticulous …

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