Napoleon 200th Anniversary - Gallery

Thumbnail image of Painting of Napoleon at the battle of Jena, 19th century. Creator: Émile Jean-Horace Vernet.

On 5th May 1821 Napoleon Bonaparte died. The French statesman and military leader is regarded as one of the greatest military commanders in history. His political and cultural legacy has made him one of the most celebrated and controversial historical figures.

He led many successful campaigns during the French Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars, and was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814 and again briefly in 1815 during the Hundred Days War.

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'Napoleon at Fontainebleau During the First Abdication - 31 March 1814', (1845).Artist: Paul Delaroche
'Napoleon on his Imperial Throne', 1804. Artist: Napoleon Bonaparte I
'Napoleon Crossing the Alps', detail, c1800. Creator: Jacques-Louis David.
Napoleon Bonaparte as First Consul, 1799-1821. Artist: Antoine-Jean Gros
Napoleon and his staff watching the burning of Moscow, 1812, (late 19th century.) Artist: Unknown
Napoleon on his Deathbed, May 1821. Creator: Émile Jean-Horace Vernet.
Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte, 19th century. Artist: Robert Lefevre.
Painting of Napoleon at the battle of Jena, 19th century. Creator: Émile Jean-Horace Vernet.
'Portrait of Emperor Napoléon I Bonaparte', c1804. Artist: Francois Pascal Simon Gerard
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general and Emperor, 1912. Artist: Unknown
Napoleon at the Battle of Wagram, (1809), c.1910s. Creator: Unknown.
Detail of a portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1812. Artist: Robert Lefevre.
Napoleon's Throne-Room, 19th century. Artist: Unknown
Bust of Napoleon as Emperor of France, c2000s. Artist: Historic England Staff Photographer.
'Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French, King of Italy',  c19th century (1912). Artist: Unknown.
'Napoleon in the Prison of Nice in 1794', 1841.   Artist: Edward Matthew Ward.
'The Thirteenth Vendemiaire, October 5, 1795', (1896). Artist: Unknown.
'Bonaparte as First Consul', 1800, (1922). Artist: John James Masquerier.
'Napoleon I 1769-1821. In der Schiacht bei Wagram', 1934. Creator: Unknown.
'Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker', statue by Antonio Canova, Apsley House, London, c2015. Artist: James O Davies.
'Bonaparte at Arcole', 1797, (1896). Artist: Unknown.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general and Emperor, 1924. Artist: Unknown
'Bonaparte Aiming The Cannon at Lodi', 1796, (1896).  Artist: Unknown.
'Napoleon at St. Helena', c1815, (1896). Artist: Unknown.
'Napoleon the Great, Emperor of the French, King of Italy', c1806, (1921).  Creator: Louis Charles Ruotte.
'Captive', c1811, (1896). Artist: Unknown.
'Napoleon in His Study', c1800, (1896). Artist: Unknown.
Napoleon I at the tomb of Frederick the Great, 27 October 1806, (1936). Creator: Unknown.
Wellington Visiting the Relics of Napoleon, 19th century. Artist: Unknown.
Napoleon's death mask on display in the Basement Gallery, Apsley House, London, c1980-c2017. Artist: Historic England Staff Photographer.
Bombardment of Madrid, 4 December 1808, (c1850).  Artist: Edme Bovinet.
'Napoleon', (1769-1821), c1894-95, (1936). Creator: James Sant.
Napoleon's retreat to the Berezina, 1812, (1936). Creator: Unknown.
The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver.-Vide. Swift's Gulliver: Voyage to Brobdingn..., June 26, 1803. Creator: James Gillray.
Napoleon, Emperor of the French and King of Italy, 1806, (1921).  Creator: Johann-Friedrich Arnold.
'Napoleon', (1769-1821), 1830. Creator: Unknown.
'Le Cabinet de Napoleon', 19th century, (1921). Creator: Unknown.
The Rogues March, April 12, 1814., April 12, 1814. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson.
Napoléon I (1769-1821), 1812. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Isabey.
'Napoleon Bonaparte', c1800-1810, (1890). Creator: Unknown.
Napoléon I (1769-1821), 1810. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Isabey.
A Great Man on His Hobby Horse, 1803., 1803. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson.
General Bonaparte, 1798, (1921). Creator: Pierre Michel Alix.
Mock Auction or Boney Selling Stolen Goods, December 25, 1813., December 25, 1813. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson.
The Corsican Munchausen - Humming the Lads of Paris, December 4, 1813., December 4, 1813. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson.
French Empire, 1 Decime, from the series Coins of All Nations (N72, variation 1) for Duke ..., 1889. Creator: Unknown.
The First Night of My Wedding, or Little Boney No Match For an Arch Dutchess, Ap..., April 25, 1810. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson.
'Chut! Papa Dort!', 19th century, (1921). Creator: Unknown.
Three Weeks After Marriage, or the Great Little Emperor Playing at Bo-Peep, May 15..., May 15, 1810. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson.