On this date the French painter ANNE-LOUIS GIRODET DE ROUSSY-TRIOSON (also known as Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Triosson, Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson) was born (d.1824). He was a pupil of the great Romantic painter Jacques-Louis David, famed for adding elements of eroticism through his paintings.

Girodet is remembered for his precise and clear style and for his paintings of members of the Napoleonic family. Girodet: Romantic Rebel at The Art Institute of Chicago (2006), was the first retrospective in the United States devoted to the works of Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson. The exhibition assembled more than 100 seminal works (about 60 paintings and 40 drawings) that demonstrated the artist’s range as a painter as well as a draftsman.