This painting depicts the Haitian Emperor Jean Jacques Dessalines who courageously fought for the independence of Haiti from France. The country won it's freedom by defeating the French army led by the French General Napoléon Bonaparte, on January 1, 1804. Pierre Augustin’s painting captures Dessalines receiving the Honor of Rochambo. History that is obligatory true to a historian is always imaginative to the artist. Pierre Augustin has always been drawn to preserving the historical facts of Haitian history. This painting is mounted on stretch canvas and is fully guaranteed.