Baron Antoine-Jean GROS
Paris, 1771 - Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine), 1835
Bonaparte visitant les pestiférés de Jaffa (11 mars 1799)
Bonaparte Visits the Plague Stricken in Jaffa (Bonaparte visitant les pestiférés de Jaffa) is an 1804 painting commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte from Antoine-Jean Gros to portray an event during the Egyptian Campaign. The scene shows Napoleon during a striking scene which occurred in Jaffa in 1799. It was an attempt to quell unsavory rumours after Napoleon ordered that fifty incurable plague victims in Jaffa be poisoned (without complete success) during his retreat from his Syrian expedition.