Oil/canvas, 71 x 56 cm, lo. ri. sign. a. dat. Fremy 1820, min. rest. - French history a. portrait painter. F. was pupil of J.-L. David a. J.-B. Regnault. In 1808 he exhibited at the Paris Salon for the first time, in 1826 he accompanied Countess Nesselrode to St. Petersburg where he worked until 1830 a. painted, among others, a portrait of the tsar. Thereafter he worked as restorer in the Louvre a. in Castle Fontainebleau but continued to exhibit at the Salon. - Mus.: London (Nat. Portrait Gall.), Bourg-en-Bresse. - Lit.: Saur, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit.