David, Jacques Louis (1748-1825); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1781. Byzantine general under Emperor Justinian; reduced to begging old and blind in the streets of Constantinople; Flavius Belisarius (c. 500 ? 565 AD) was a general of the Byzantine Empire Provenance: Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.