In military service since 1792. During the revolutionary war he was twice wounded. In 1798 he became adjutant to General Berthier. Participated in both the Italian campaign, the Egyptian expedition, campaign, 1806-1807 the war in Spain, the campaign in Russia, which became the themes of his battle paintings.
Spain was twice wounded, was captured by gorillacam and the British. In 1813 he commanded an infantry brigade, was severely wounded in the head and retired. In July 1814 it was restored in the army and was on staff service until 1837. The author of many paintings and prints, glorifying Napoleon and his campaigns, as well as memoirs.