1811-1813?. Ink and watercolors. Private collection. Read Note.
Ossian is the name commonly given to Oisin, a legendary Gaelic warrior and bard, author of ancient epic poems and ballads. Napoleon put in his chamber the Songs of Ossian.
See also: François-Pascal-Simon Gérard. Ossian on the Bank of the Lora, Invoking the Gods to the Strains of a Harp.
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. The Songs of Ossian.