Dominique Vivant Denon
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4 January 1747–27 April 1
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  • He was a French artist, writer, diplomat, author, and archaeologist.
  • In 1804 he was selected by Napoleon to the significant office of director-general of museums, which he filled until the restoration in 1815, when he had to retire.
  • He had a dazzling career as artist and diplomat under the ancient régime and followed Napoleon on his campaign in Egypt.
  • In 1804 he became director-general of museums and was instrumental in bringing foreign masterpieces into the Louvre as the spoils of invasion.
  • His accounts of his travels and his article on ancient monuments contain collections of his engravings of works of art.
  • He was partly responsible for the design of the Vendôme Column, a monument to Napoleon.
Bibliography  :
Negocier Sur Un Volcan: Dominique-Vivant Denon Et Sa Correspondance de Naples Avec Le Comte de Vergennes (1782-1785) Edition Critique Par Fran (Diplomatie Et Histoire) ,Point de lendemain (No Tomorrow).