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This study documents the career of one of the most widely-known French artists of the nineteenth century. The embodiment of mainstream taste, Jean-Louis-Ernst Meissonier was scorned by the avant-garde but was highly regarded by his middle-class clientele for his jewel-like genre paintings. Examining his art in detail, Constance Cain Hungerford follows Meissonier’s formation as a wood-engraving designer, to his virtuous production of small scale genre scenes, his larger battlefield paintings, and his several images of modern revolution and war. Also analysed is the state-administered exhibition system, in which Meissonier excelled, as well as the developing art market, in both Europe and the United States.