Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891). His favorite painting subject was Emperor Napoleon, especially in victorious mode, which reinforced the popularity of that leader and the many romantic notions about his personae. For Napoleon's image in the conquering scene, The Campaign of France, painted by Meissonier, the artist posed for Napoleon "because his own short, powerful physique perfectly matched the Emperor's. The artist did extensive research so that his paintings were accurate with details of battle, uniforms, geography, and lighting and shadows reflecting the actual time of day or night. Often viewers of his work brought magnifying glasses to see more clearly the details he depicted. Oil on canvas. 23 Â½ in x 19 Â½ in with frame. 15 in x 10 Â½ in painting.