Sketch for 'The Coronation of Napoleon', c1807, (1921). Creator: Jacques-Louis David.

Sketch for 'The Coronation of Napoleon', c1807, (1921). Creator: Jacques-Louis David.

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Sketch for 'The Coronation of Napoleon', c1807, (1921). 'Le Couronnement de l'Empereur'. Preparatory study for a painting of the coronation of Emperor Napoleon I (1769-1821) which took place on Sunday 2 December 1804 at the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. Napoleon crowns himself as Josephine kneels before him, hands in a gesture of prayer. 'Le Sacre de Napoléon' by Jacques-Louis David, the official painter of Napoleon, was completed in 1807. From "Napoleon", by Raymond Guyot, [H. Floury, Paris, 1921]

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  1. Jacques-Louis David, attributed to: French: Artist, painter, draughtsman
  1. Napoleon Bonaparte I: Corsican: Emperor, soldier, politician
  2. Empress Josephine: French: Consort of Napoleon Bonaparte
  3. Pope Pius VII: Italian: Pope, theologian
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  1. Raymond Guyot: French: Author, writer, historian
  2. Henri Floury: French: Publishing company, publishers

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 5919x3805
File Size : 65,982kb


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