Hedouin, Pierre Edmond Alexandre (1820-89); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1853. Jean Baptiste Bessieres (1768-1813); successful French general during the Napoleonic era; Commander of the Cavalry of the Imperial Guard 1809-12; created Marechal by Napoleon in 1804 and Duc d'Istrie in 1809; killed at Rippach in 1813; copy of the portrait by Henri-Francois Riesener (1767-1828); Provenance: Ch�teau de Versailles, France. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.